Improve facilities in Tribal Ashram Schools, officials told

Improve facilities in Tribal Ashram Schools, officials told
Tribal Department Principal Secretary RP Sisodia addressing a review meeting with officials in Vijayawada on Friday

AP Tribal Welfare Department Principal Secretary RP Sisodia directs the officials to take all needed measures to provide amenities like drinking water supply, toilets, computer labs, beds and other facilities at the Tribal Ashram Schools in the State

Vijayawada: The state government is taking steps to improve facilities in Tribal Ashram Schools from new academic year 2019-2020.

Andhra Pradesh Tribal Department Principal Secretary RP Sisodia conducted a meeting here on Friday to review the facilities of Ashram Schools.

Tribal Welfare Department Deputy Directors, ITDA Officers, Deputy Tribal Welfare Officers, Assistant Tribal Welfare Officers and other government officials took part in the meeting.

On the occasion, Principal Secretary, RP Sisodia said that the department has responsibility to provide better facilities in the schools.

He asked the officials to improve the performance of schools in district-wise by creating better infrastructure. He also directed the officials to take steps to provide all required facilities in the schools.

The officials were also instructed by him to supply new beds and clothing for students in the hostels as soon as possible. He asked the officials to inspect the buildings of the Ashram schools and make the necessary repairs.

Similarly he instructed them to identify the schools which sufer due to inadequate facilities of drinking water and toilets and to take steps to solve such problems.

All the schools should be equipped with fiber network, computer labs, dual desks, bunk beds, he said and suggested them to provide beds if the supply of bunk beds are not possible in schools.

RP Sisodia directed them to take steps to increase educational standards in tribal welfare schools. He said that there is also a need to focus on the lack of teachers.

In order to increase the number of students in the new academic year, we need to take appropriate steps to rejoin the children who are away from the education in tribal villages, he added.

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