Bhubaneswar: Journalists have been barred from entering schools without a permission from the authorities concerned in Kankadahada block of Dhenkanal district. The local Block Education Officer has issued a directive to the Principals in this matter.
The letter to all the headmasters reads as follows:
The BEO’s letter read: “Regret that some of the media person enter in room and school premises without taking permission from the authority.”
“Media person holding camera entering in the school and asking different question to students and teachers with view to humiliating them and some TV channels are airing those videos.”
“It is not ethical and permissible. Hence the headmasters are directed to not allow any media persons into the school campus or class room.”
“If without any permission such activities are done by the camera man or media persons, the school Headmaster should report it to the Police and lodge a complaint against the erring media person immediately,” the letter further read.
In this perspective, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash has requested Mediapersons to cooperate and not exaggerate local matters.