Which school in India is most like Mayport?
Posted On June 6, 2021
Mayport Elementary is one of the more remote schools in India.
Its location in the remote and remote-adjacent region of Mayport, about 130 kilometres from New Delhi, means its pupils are isolated from other school systems in the area.
This isolation may be why students do not learn in class.
Mayport is a small island off the coast of India’s south-western region of Gujarat.
It has a population of around 1,500 people, including around half the population of New Delhi.
The district has been hit hard by the drought and is in the midst of a major water crisis, and the government has been pushing to develop water-related infrastructure in the district.
The school has just begun an education program to increase its numbers.
The island’s proximity to New Delhi also means it is often the site of protests, and teachers are often subjected to physical attacks.
Mayports students have also faced bullying.
“They get bullied.
They are being beaten up, and they are being targeted for not taking notes,” said M.K. Srivastava, a teacher at the school.
Maypoolers have been protesting against the school since 2014.
They were told that they were being asked to take notes in class and that teachers would not be allowed to take photographs.
But Srivaceva told Al Jazeera that students were being told to stay home from classes if they did not do so.
Mayps have also complained that their teachers are not doing their job.
They say teachers are frequently late for work, are not taking their children to the playgrounds, and often leave children alone in the classroom.
Sivastava said his school has been struggling to pay teachers because they are not getting the amount of salaries they are owed.
“It is the same thing we were saying about teachers, that they don’t get paid,” he said.
The government is now looking at new policies to help Mayport improve its numbers, such as increasing the number of teachers, hiring more teachers and giving them more resources.
The Government of India has also recently set up a new Education Ministry with responsibility for Mayport.
The ministry has also proposed a new curriculum for the school and implemented a programme to increase the number and the quality of its teachers.
Sibodav Singh, the minister for education, has said that the ministry will look into the Mayport incident.
“The government has come up with a new set of policies to address the issues of Maypool,” he told Al-Jazeera.
But Mayport’s parents and teachers remain concerned.
“I don’t want this school to be a school for Mayports,” said Pradeep Singh, one of May Port’s parents.
“There are so many other schools in the village that we want them to get a place at this school,” he added.
Maypurs students have complained that teachers are taking pictures and making students take notes instead of writing.
The teachers, meanwhile, have been demanding the school’s principal to step down.
“We are not asking the principal to resign.
We are asking the school to close its doors,” Srivakas father said.
“If you are going to be in a small school like this, why not get a better school?”
Srivas family has appealed to the government for help in paying teachers.
“Why do we have to live here?
Why do we live in such poverty?” he asked.
Siyabh Kumar, the school principal, told Al Jazeera that the school was not a “specialist school”.
He said that they are offering free lessons to all students and that they do not have any special requirements.
He said he had not seen any protests and that he was not aware of any incidents of bullying.
He also said that Mayport has not been subject to any incidents since the school started.
“This is the best education that we have in this village,” he explained.
In the past few years, there have been a number of high-profile protests in the region.
In April, a student at the prestigious Bhopal-based school, Swampland, was injured after being pepper-sprayed by a student who called him a “dirty Indian” on social media.
Last year, another student at a prestigious boarding school in Pune was injured during a protest.
Last week, students in Panchkula, another remote district, staged a hunger strike against high-handed behaviour by teachers.
Many other schools have also been hit by protests in recent years.
Maypor’s teacher Srivaskar is one such person.
He has been at the same school since 2013, and has been suspended six times since then.
He says he was told not to take a note during class.
“When I first started, they said that we would only get one note a week, and that I would have to take one note