Private schools across the country today observed black day in protest of discriminatory policies against safety of teachers, principal, school management, drivers and support staffs. More than 60 thousand schools across the country affiliated witch state, CBSE and ICSE boards observed Black Day on the call of NISA. Schools from Delhi, UP, MP, Bihar, Assam, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Kashmir, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Maharshtra, Telangana, Andhara, Kerala, Tamilnadu had maximum participation.
Schools functioned with all teachers and staffs wearing black ribbon, schools and buses with black flags and sent representation to the honorable Prime Minister. Teachers, Drivers, Schools Management are behind the bar and schools have closed down in the name of safety. Students’ education is in stake. Demands to restore autonomy of schools and dignity of educators. Management and principals not to be penalized for accidents. No arrest and no school closure before the proper investigation.
The national federation of associations of budget private schools, National Independent Schools Alliance (NISA), observed black day in protest of increasing government intervention in day to day school management. Teaching and Non Teaching Staffs Safety are in Stake and there is an immense need for Teachers Protection Act to ensure safety of teachers, principal, school management, drivers and support staffs.
Kulbhushan Sharma, National President of NISA said- in India we always have a higher value for teachers. But in recent days because of the discriminatory policies against safety of teaching and not teaching staff number of teachers, principal, school management, drivers and support staffs are behind the bars today.
Thomas Antony, National Coordinator of NISA said that in recent days many incidents happened across India, in which the teachers, school drivers, Principal and School Management and support staff were penalized, sent jail, bail not granted for long time and were harassed, traumatized because of the way our police department and legal organizations are dealing with case.