Protests forced govt to shelve PPP model in school education
Hailing the state government decision to postpone its policy to hand over government schools to private firms on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, the government teachers said the loss in bypolls forced the BJP government to withdraw its decision. However, they also pointed out that protests carried out by teachers’ association against the decision also played a vital role.
In Rajasthan, at least 300 government schools were set to be handed over to private firms in the first phase by April and May this year.
Devesh Goyal, principal of government girls’ senior secondary school, Mandana in Kota, said that the teachers’ associations along with the villagers and Bhamashahs across the state had been carrying out protest against the government decision on PPP mode. But the state government kept ignoring it. However, the debacle in the recent bypolls forced the government to withdraw the decision.
The ruling BJP has learnt a few lessons with the defeat in bypolls and now foresees it apparent defeat in the upcoming state assembly elections this year, Jhalawar district president of Rajasthan Shikshak Sangh (Shekhawat) Ghanshyam Singh Shaketwat said.
Rajasthan School Education Lecturer Association’s state president Mohan is also of the view that the crushing defeat in …read more