The Raichur unit of the Karnataka State Primary School Teachers’ Association has rejected the internal evaluation report by the Karnataka School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Council (KSQAAC).
District president of the association G. Timmanna, at a press conference here on Wednesday, alleged that the report was prepared to create a case for the closure of government schools.
“The KSQAAC report shows government schools in a bad light. The prejudiced report has the malicious intent of discrediting the quality of education offered in government schools so as to pave the way for closure of government schools and help speed up the process of privatisation of education,” Mr. Timmanna alleged.
According to the report, no government school was rated A+ and only five schools had been given A grade.
“Despite the fact that there are a number of government schools that can be rated A+, the report deliberately downplayed them,” he alleged.
He demanded that the government not take the report into consideration.
“Before evaluating the government schools, the government should appoint enough qualified teachers and other non-teaching staff required for maintenance and make sure the local administrative bodies provide adequate infrastructure,” Mr. Timmanna said.
The government should treat all government schools, including Jawahar Navodaya, Kittur Rani Chennamma, Kendriya Vidyalaya, CBSC, ICSC schools equally and provide equal infrastructure, facilities and staff, he added.
“As per the Supreme Court guidelines, the government should create a system where teachers can dedicate themselves to teaching and not be diverted to other activities such as maintenance of mid-day meals,” he said.
Association vice-president P. Timmanna, general secretary Abdul Ajeez and the office-bearers of the taluk units were present.