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Coronavirus lockdown: Hyderabad teachers with MPhil, MBA degrees turn daily wage workers

“Until now, we have seen farmer suicides. At this rate, teachers will be next,” a double post-graduate teacher now working as a daily wage worker said

May 19, 2020 / 07:35 PM IST
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The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has affected the lives and livelihoods of many across India.

Case in point is Chiranjeevi K from Hyderabad, who, after being a high school teacher for 12 years, is now working as a daily-wage labourer, The Times of India has reported.

With the lockdown forcing schools to remain shut, and hence no salary in place, he has resorted to working as a labourer on a drought-related government project in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district.

Chiranjeevi, who holds three degrees — MA in social work, MPhil in rural development and a B Ed, believes that it is the only way to support his family of six.