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Urdu medium schools face numerous problems

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R Bhupathi Nizamabad: Urdu medium schools in the district have been facing numerous problems including...

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Nizamabad: Urdu medium schools in the district have been facing numerous problems including non-availability of adequate number of teachers and lack of basic amenities. Along with several other districts, Nizamabad was under the rule of Nizam Government for several years before Independence. There are significant number of Muslim families in the town and other places. Majority of the people of the community belong to economically weaker category. Most parents send their wards to Government run schools.
Various Governments in the State for the past six decades established a number of Urdu medium schools in the district. But in recent years, the Government has not been taking interest to fill the vacant teacher posts. There are 264 Urdu medium schools in the district---174 primary, 50 upper primary and 40 high schools. The Urdu medium schools have been established in large numbers in Nizamabad, Bodhan, Kamareddy, Armoor, Balkonda and Yellareddy mandals. According to the officials of Education Department, altogether there are 24,984 Urdu medium students – 16,306 girls and 8,678 boys--- in the district and there are only 395 teachers for the schools.
Posts relating to 119 Secondary Grade Teachers (SGTs) in primary schools, 36 SGTs, 28 Urdu pundits, 34 Telugu pundits and 77 school assistants in upper primary schools and 111 school assistants in high schools are vacant. On the whole, 565 vacant posts have not been filled up by the government in Urdu medium schools. The existing Urdu medium schools lack basic facilities like drinking water provision, toilets and other facilities. Parents, students and local leaders urge the government to take steps to appoint teachers in Urdu medium schools and provide basic facilities.
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