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Officials go the extra mile to check school dropouts

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bright future ahead:Vinoda Savitha and Mounika at a field in Arjunaik thanda at Zaheerabad mandal in Medak.— PHOTO:MOHD ARIF
bright future ahead:Vinoda Savitha and Mounika at a field in Arjunaik thanda at Zaheerabad mandal in Medak.— PHOTO:MOHD ARIF

he administration’s efforts to check school dropouts are paying dividends. Officials are going that extra mile to ensure that parents of school dropouts send them back to school.

On Wednesday, Jharsangam Mandal Education Officer D. Anjaiah and primary school headmaster L. Ratnaiah, along with Sub-Inspector Srinivas, took pains to scout for students who recently dropped out of school and were forced by their parents to work in the fields.

Complaints lodged

While some parents agreed to send their children back to school after being counselled by the officials, a few had to be coaxed and even warned of police cases if they failed to send their wards to school. The officials also lodged complaints against parents of six children with the Jharasangam police, for sending their children to the fields instead of schools.

Cases booked

Cases were booked against parents of six children -- Mamata, Meera Bai, Pinke Banginaik, Asha Banki Naik, Vinoda, Parashuram, of Bhojyanaik tanda.

In another case, parents of a nine-year-old girl Vinoda of Bhojyanaik thanda sent their daughter to her grandmother’s village Arjunnaik tanda in Zaheerabad mandal to hoodwink the officials.

Parents convinced

However, Mr. Anjaiah and headmaster Ratnaiah tracked her and convinced the girl’s parents Basvanaik and Suguna Bai to send her to school. They also cautioned Vinoda’s grandmother, who agreed to admit the girl in a school at Arjunnaik tanda in Hoti (B) village .

Education officials in Jharsangam mandal threaten to book cases against parents who fail to send their children to school


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