A student of Grave VII of a private school in Thiruvananthapuram was forced to write his exam sitting on the floor for non-payment of fees. According to news reports, school principal R Jayaraj went to a class and requested students who hadn't paid the fees to stand up. When the child replied innocently that he had to ask his father about non-payment of fees, the Principal said that student displayed lack of respect towards him. The child was forced to write the exam sitting on the floor. The child wrote the exam crying because of the humiliation, local Malayalam daily reported. Following a complaint lodged by the parents, the Headmaster was suspended by the school management. The State Education Minister has ordered an enquiry by Director of Public Instruction (DPI).
A lower primary school in Kozhikode with only 7 Children
A government lower primary school in Kozhikode with only six children is unable to increase its strength because parents of the neighbourhood belonging to upper classes refuse to send their children to this school. All the six children belong to backward communities and thus remain alienated from the mainstream. The school was established in 1956 and ever since its plight has never changed over the years. The six students accompanied by the teachers and parents visited Kerala Raj Bhavan and was cordially welcomed by Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, Governor and his officials. They were given an opportunity to spend time with him. The Governor distributed sweets, books and pen to the disadvantaged students. The Governor spoke to each child and also made them sing songs. Before going the children invited him to their school and the Governor promised he will.
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan with students of Govt Welfare LP School, Perambra, Kozhikode