SRS activists barge into St Thomas School over Arabic classes
Mangaluru: The Sri Rama Sene activists barged into St Thomas Aided Higher Primary School at Padu Bondanthila here on July 30 over the teaching of Arabic language for the students.
The activists alleged that the teachers teach Arabic to sixth and seventh standard students against their will and that they have received complaints from the locals. Based on the complaints, SRS activists entered St Thomas school and while checking found a teacher teaching Arabic to students.
The activists demanded that the school follow the education policy in the school since students diverse communities study here. One cannot force the students to study the subjects as the school likes. In DK, there is no Arabic in the curriculum but in this school, teachers forcefully teach these two subjects to the students.
When inquired with the headmaster Melwyn Braggs, he said that the students who are interested in learning French and Arabic, learn the language. We do not force anyone to learn these languages against their will.