Dropout rate on the rise in Tandur
Girl students residing in thandas are being deprived of education because of negligence by some of the government employees Many thandas are far away from here and children pursuing for education have to stay in Tandur
Tandur: Girl students residing in thandas are being deprived of education because of negligence by some of the government employees. Many thandas are far away from here and children pursuing for education have to stay in Tandur. Unable to bear expenses, many students are giving up their education. Especially girls are the major dropouts.
Many students from thandas like Adkicharla, Peddemul, Kandanelli, Madanantapuru, Omlanayak, Rampuru, Sankireddipalli, Gundlamadugu, Siddanna, Nandyanayak, Kasimpuru, Sangayigutta, Rasnam, Jayaram, Mansanpalli, Nelligadda, Ushyanayak are pursuing Intermediate and Degree courses in Tandur. They have to travel daily from their faraway thandas to Tandur and go back. Some poor parents are helpless and unable to bear the travel expenses.
If the facility of hostel is realised, all the woes of poor students will be eased and the rate of dropouts will be reduced drastically. The poor tribal girl students could happily continue their education by staying in hostel. After several requests, the State government agreed to provide hostel facility here for the tribal girls in Tandur. A quality food and purified drinking water are served in the hostel. But even after two years, the setting up hostel remained in the air.
But the initiative on the part of authorities is lacking. They are neglecting to start a hostel with the pretext of unavailability of buildings. If permanent building is not available, any suitable building can be hired anywhere in the town for this purpose. But officials seemed to be not bothered at all and keep on dragging the issue for two years. They should have taken initiative and the hostel facility would have been provided even before commencement of the academic year.
Based on reservation, 70 tribals, 10 SCs, 10 BSc, five EBC, and five converted Christian girls will be admitted into the hostel. The state government decided to pay Rs 15, 00 per month for each girl toward mess charges. Non-vegetarian is must at least once in a month. Government’s intention is to provide nutritious food for the girls. But official apathy ruined the dreams of poor people. A hostel was opened in Parigi for 145 tribal boys last year. Earlier, another hostel started for 105 tribal girls in Vikarabad also. Two years after the issuing the GO, the officials are quietly saying that they will start the hostel in next year.