November 20, 2020.
TED NewsDesk, Chennai: At a correspondance event of private schools at Tiruchi on Thursday asked for quicker processing of DTCP approvals throughout the state for private school buildings. They also asked the government to provide some financial assistance to nursery and primary school teachers considering the financial crunch of schools in the pandemic situation.
The Tamil Nadu Private Schools Correspondents Association had their first meeting in Tiruchi include a range of issues. Announcing the formation of the association the correspondents present at the meeting, and Founder President and Correspondent of JC Kumarappa School in Peravurani (Thanjavur district) GR Sridhar said, “Except for a few schools in each district, no other school is provided DTCP approval. Most of them have village panchayat level or municipality approval. But DTCP approval is not provided.” He said that due to this they were receiving regular notices to shut the school and each time they have to show valid permits and other documents for renewing and affirming their operation.
Such an exercise causes problems and most often affects school functioning. Many times schools have postponed their exams due to this. The government should look into this and take a state-wide measure to provide DTCP approval to properly functioning school buildings. On the nursery and primary school teachers’ salary issue he said, “In the initial days of lockdown fee collection was very poor. In the later days also only those in higher classes paid up. However, even after admission time, the trend continues.
Considering the ongoing struggle of private schools to pay their private and nursery teachers.”Taking this into account, the government should support by providing them some compensation for the private nursery and primary teachers.” These issues need immediate redressal as teachers and academic institutions suffer the brunt.
Source: Edex Live