Villagers launch protest against teachers; lock up school

Nayagarh: Villagers of Nuagaon under Panjitgarh Badalia police limits of Nayagarh district today locked up the main gate of nodal primary school and raised slogans alleging negligent attitude & misbehaviour by school authorities and teachers.

The protestors have demanded stern action against the school authorities.

Resentment had been brewing in the village for a long time owing to the activities of the teachers in the school and today it took an ugly turn after the villagers resorted to protest and locked up the school, informed sources.

“We will continue our strike till the errant teacher is transferred from this school,” said the village chief, Duryodhan Pradhan.

“One of our teachers neither teaches well nor comes to the school regularly. He even talks thrash at times and makes obscene gestures. We will not be attending school if the matter is not looked into,” said a student, Rasmita Pradhan.

“I arrived at the school and saw the villagers protesting at the main gate. They said that the gate will only be opened after the Headmaster of the school arrives at the spot,” informed a teacher of the school, Saroj Sethy.

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