Memorandum submitted to Municipal Commissioner

Leaders of the city committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday drew Municipal Commissioner G. Ravibabu's attention to the several problems ailing the municipal schools in the city limits.

In a memorandum submitted to Mr. Ravibabu, city secretary of CPI (M) R. Raghu, party's former floor leader Ch. Babu Rao and city leaders D. Kasinadh and U.V. Ramaraju said elementary and upper primary high schools run by the Corporation presented a dismal scenario.

They said the 100-odd schools had a strength of 2,500 students but nearly 100 teacher posts were lying vacant. In some schools, attenders and workers were diverted to other departments forcing teachers to do a part of their duties. Students of first and second standard had not been given books and uniforms so far, they said. Listing the problems in various schools, they said there was no toilet facility in Vangaveethi Mohana Ranga school at Krishna Lanka while the main gate was also missing. At Karnati Ramamohan Rao school in Kasturibaipet, there was no sweeper to clean the surroundings. Children complained of worms in the drinking water tank while inadequate furniture was yet another problem.

At T. Venkateswara Rao School in Durgapuram, the small campus accommodated 600 children of the elementary and high schools.

The building was in need of urgent repairs and the six toilets on the premises were far from adequate.

In Ramadevi Elementary School at Madhuranagar there was no adequate furniture while the building of M.K. Baig School at Singhnagar was on the verge of collapse for want of repairs.

The mineral water plant in the school had also turned non-functional.

Drinking water tank and toilets were in a bad condition at B.V. Subbareddy School in Kandriga and children at Rajiv Gandhi School suffered for want of furniture. The Putchalapalli Sudaraiah School had only 10 rooms to accommodate students of 19 sections.

These rooms had developed cracks that leak during rainy season.

The leaders also took objection to the delay in appointment of Vidya volunteers to these schools and wanted steps for timely appointment.

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