Not one State-run school in Tirupati has basic amenities
There are 18 schools totally that are run in the urban and rural mandals. None of the 18 schools run in the Tirupati urban and rural mandals, either by the Municipal Corporation or by the government’s Education Department, have adequate basic amenities such as classrooms, desks, drinking water facility, urinals - not to mention about compound walls and play-grounds.
This was revealed in a detailed on-field study conducted by the ‘Bahujana Hakkula Vedika’ (BHV), in collaboration with various people’s organisations, Dalit bodies and parents in the backdrop of widespread complaints from the students on the issue.
The study also revealed that though it has been nearly a month since schools have reopened, uniforms and textbooks have only been partially supplied in most schools while classrooms in some schools lacked even doors and windows.Play grounds, of course, are a luxury in most schools when they are found languishing even without basic amenities.
Rather ironically, it was hardly a week ago that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, while participating in the ‘Education Fortnight’ celebrations at Chandragiri near Tirupati, announced that his government had drawn up a fabulous Rs.700 crore scheme to upgrade the amenities in all government schools in the State before this year-end. But every thing is just on paper and nothing is on ground.
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