Rayagada: Fed up with the alleged mismanagement, some 14 students of a residential school for tribals at Bada Raising in Rayagada district walked around 20 km to reach the District Collector’s office to appraise their grievances.
At 3 am in the morning, students scaled over the boundary wall of the school and started walking to meet the Collector. However, they failed to meet him due to the holiday.
Later, they met Tribal Welfare Minister Jagannath Saraka at Circuit House and expressed their grievances.
The students accused the headmaster of neglecting them in the hostel for a long time. They also alleged that the headmaster abuses them in several occasions over petty issues. Moreover, he teaches in Telugu medium which is difficult to understand.
The school is running under such a precarious situation for the last four years. They have taken the matter to the administration several times, but to no avail, students said.
The minister, who heard the grievances from the students, said that the allegations will be investigated and action will be taken accordingly.
“They alleged about the teaching in Telugu medium and poor quality food in the hostel. I heard their complaints. An inquiry will be conducted and action will be taken accordingly,” the minister said.