Headmasters of various high schools and higher secondary schools from the five southern districts met in Madurai on Sunday and urged the State Government to implement their ‘genuine’ demands immediately.

The regional level meeting of the Tamil Nadu High and Higher Secondary Schools Headmasters Association was conducted at the Sourashtra Coeducational Higher Secondary School in which headmasters of schools in Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram district participated.

They demanded that the post of District Educational Officers (DEO) in districts should be given only to high school headmasters.

While urging the Government to fill up DEO vacancies and also appointing headmasters for upgraded high schools, the association demanded that the Government’s free schemes for students such as uniform, books and cycles should be distributed directly in the schools instead of making the headmasters collect them from one point in the district.

The headmasters also wanted the Government not to involve them in school building construction process since they don’t have the required knowledge about the work and the time required.

V. Natarajan, association’s State president, S. Sami Sathiamurthy, general secretary and S. Raju, patron, were among those who spoke. S. Baskaran, district secretary of the association, welcomed the gathering and Ganapathi Subramanian, treasurer, proposed a vote of thanks.

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