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After the extended holidays came to an end on Monday, many schools across Hyderabad witnessed low attendance. With the TSRTC strike still on, school students found it difficult to commute.

Hyderabad: After the extended holidays came to an end on Monday, many schools across Hyderabad witnessed low attendance. With the TSRTC strike still on, school students found it difficult to commute.

Expressing concern, M Ravindar, from the Telangana Progressive Teachers Federation (TPTF), shared, "Most of the schools have only 50 per cent attendance. Unavailability of transport or students might get lazy to go back to schools after a long vacation. Either way, it will hamper the academics as there will be a lot to learn in very less time."

According to the academic calendar issued by the education department, all schools have to re-open by June 12 and they will work for 232 days with the last working day being April 23, 2020. Class X syllabus was to be completed by January 10, 2020, and pre-final exams by February 29, 2020, while SSC Public Examination will be held in March, 2020 and for classes I to IX, the syllabus must be completed by February 29, 2020.

There is less time for Class 10 students and teachers to complete the syllabus. N Shravani, a schoolteacher from Dhatrak Public School, Jeedimetla, said, "We have 50 per cent attendance. The teachers are complaining about the less strength due to which they can't teach resulting in waste of time of students as well as teachers."

Sri Hari, a schoolteacher from Zilla Parishad High School (ZPHS), Balaji Nagar, informed, "Students who live nearby are attending the classes but those who live far couldn't make it as there is no transport for them. We had our summative exams scheduled after vacations, but due to such a less strength we can't conduct them which will hamper the students."

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