Hyderabad School Puts Out ‘Nursery Toppers’ Hoarding, Gets Trolled On Twitter
Pushing toddlers into the rat race, Priya Bharathi High School in Hyderabad has put up elaborate billboards of the nursery, LKG, UKG and first-grade toppers in the city. The images were first shared on Twitter by Krrish Yadhu which later enraged netizens commenting on how children are being forced to compete at such a young age.
Infuriated netizens called out school authorities unnecessarily putting kids under pressure.
ridiculous, let them play and have fun. We urgently need regulatory mechanism for pre-schools in the country.
— sunisha (@sunishaahuja) September 29, 2019
These schools should be banned. Just imagine the pressure on children who couldn't make it here and their parents who take this as a matter of pride. These are not teachers but killers of childhood.
— Dhiraj SIngla (@DhirajSIngla15) September 29, 2019
Just reducing the little Children to Rats. Preparing for the race where they will fail miserably in life. Taking away their childhood by such displays. It affects the psyche of parents which will be passed on to kids.
— BornPatriot (@IamBornPatriot) September 28, 2019
The school’s billboard had pictures of 10 students under the nursery toppers list and 14 students under the lower KG topper list. The UKG toppers list had 11 names and the first class had 9 toppers. After the pictures of the billboard trended online, netizens began criticising and shaming the education system claiming it to be toxic for the students.
This is toxic for kids .
— Udta Teer (@UdtaTeer14) September 28, 2019
Are they not violating children's rights to privacy by openly displaying images like this? There are many schools on @Facebook which also posts the photos of school events with children & keeps the link 'public'. .@RealMediaCrooks @AmitShah @smritiirani @nsitharaman .@NCPCR_
— Pran (@Pran_0) September 29, 2019
Another user tweeted, “Soon you will see nursery kid trying attempting suicide if this kind of unwanted stress is not stopped.”
Pre-primary is the first step for kids to get accustomed to the environment of an educational institution before they plunge into a world of competition. Pushing them under the burden of ranks and grades at such a young age is nothing less than snatching their childhood.