As Teachers’ Day is being celebrated across the country today, Vadodara witness a protest from teachers demanding to restart classes.
At Mahatma Gandhinagar Gruh under the aegis of the Baroda Academic Association, tuition class administrators and teachers staged demonstration with banners and posters demanding the commencement of tuition classes. However later they were detained by the Raopura police for violation of notification.
The condition of tuition class administrators and teachers has become dire as classes have been closed for the last 6 months. Even in Unlock-4, there is an outcry among them as they are not allowed to open tuition classes.
Tuition class owners in Vadodara city are now demanding to start tuition classes. A large number of administrators and teachers gathered at the Mahatma Gandhinagar Gruh and staged a sit-in protest demanding start of tuition classes.
They said that Unlock-4 is giving relaxations in every area, but has not been allowed to start tuition classes. So they raised a protest with a demand to allow them to start the classes soon. They also demand that government issue a relief package for tuition class administrators and also provide relief in various taxes.
Academic Association secretary Milan Shah said, the government says, “Be self-reliant but do not allow us to be self-reliant”. The board’s students education and critical year is also suffering but the government is not taking action in view of it.
Teachers have been sitting at home for the last 6 months and how they pay their loans and taxes today. He further added that, let the classes start and they will teach students following the Covid 19 guidelines.
Raopura police later detained five teachers of Baroda Academic Association for violating the notification after they reached the district collector’s office to hand over the memorandum.