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Dec 15, 2017
In Maharashtra, over 10,000 children's right to education in jeopardy as govt to shut down schools with 10 or fewer studentsOn 2 December, the state government came up with a circular saying 1,296 schools that have 10 or less students will be closed down, as it feels the low student count was a sign of poor quality of education.
Jan 25, 2017
500 tribal schoolgirls dead: NHRC asks Maharashtra to explain mystery deaths, sexual abuse reportsThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Maharashtra government to explain reports of sexual abuse and mystery deaths of over 500 tribal girls in state-run ashram schools, an official said on Tuesday
Jan 22, 2017
Tribal schools of Maharashtra: Students live and study in abysmal conditionsPrimary and secondary schools run in tribal areas are by-and-large a neglected topic in public discourse. Firstpost published a five-part series that explored some of the issues affecting these schools, and their students.
Jan 20, 2017
Tribal schools of Maharashtra Part 5: Students subjected to rampant political interferenceThere are 1,109 tribal residential schools across 16 tribal concentrated districts of Maharashtra – half of the schools are aided by the state, which are run by various NGOs. Most of the NGOs either belong to a politician or someone close to a politician
Jan 19, 2017
Tribal schools of Maharashtra Part 4: With poor infrastructure, underqualified teachers, education takes a backseatMost of the tribal students do not even have a separate space to go to after the conclusion of the last lecture. The room in which they spend their night becomes their classroom during the day.
Jan 18, 2017
Tribal schools of Maharashtra Part 3: Abysmal security, sexual assault cases remain an alarming concernWhile the conditions in which these tribal students live are repugnant, security of the students, or rather the lack of it, has remained an alarming concern.
Jan 17, 2017
Tribal schools of Maharashtra Part 2: Students stare at malnutrition due to poor food, filthy kitchensWhen food and clothing – two of the most fundamental requirements – are predicated on the whims and fancies of the state, it is a fair reflection on the holistic conditions the tribal students across the state are subjected to.
Jan 16, 2017
Tribal schools of Maharashtra Part 1: State of neglect endangers student healthPrimary and secondary schools run in tribal areas are by-and-large a neglected topic in our everyday discourse. The following is the first part of a series that seeks to explore some of the issues that affect these schools.