In Northeast Delhi, some govt schools not running full time: PIL in HC
- 15 Sep, 2022
Classes every alternate day or for two hours per day — a PIL in the High Court on behalf of parents of children studying in Delhi government schools in Northeast Delhi has alleged that the schools are not running full-time. The PIL, filed by NGO Social Jurist, states that they have received written complaints from parents of children studying in such schools in Khajuri Khas, Sonia Vihar, Sabhapur and Karawal Nagar.
Bharat Paswan, one of the parents who filed the complaint with the NGO, said his daughter Nisha Kumari, a class VIII student at Government Girls Senior Secondary School Sonia Vihar, is called to the school from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
“I don’t understand what she must be learning during that time. This includes a lunch break too and some delays here and there. Effectively, there are just two hours of teaching-learning,” he said. The school has 5,666 students.
His daughter used to study in a private school before the pandemic, but he shifted her to this school this year because of financial constraints.
“I was not earning enough. I’m a labourer who wants his children to study well but that is just not happening. To make up for this, I’m spending around Rs 700 every month on private tuition for her,” he said.