Some 24,000 students studying in the schools run by the VMC will benefit
VIJAYAWADA: The text books that are supplied free of cost to the students studying in government and municipal schools have arrived in the city. The textbooks are being supplied to all the schools from Bishop Azaraiah High School.
The free textbooks are being handed over to the heads of the schools or a person deputed by them at distribution points like Prashanti School in Satyanarayanapuram, GDAT School in Patamata, Mother Theressa School in Labbipeta, apart from Bishop Azaraiah High School. As many as 24,000 students studying in the schools run by the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) will benefit from the free distribution of text books by the State government. Of them,
About 12,000 students are studying in high schools. Among the 12,000, more than 1,600 students are in 10th class. While primary schools students are estimated to be around 2,000, about 250 students are studying in upper primary schools run by the VMC.
The VMC authorities have made it clear that all the head masters and principals should lift their stock before the end of May, and keep them ready for distribution when the schools re-open on June 14. While high school books have been stocked at Bishop Azaraiah High School, the elementary school text books have been kept at Mother Theressa School. Heads of these schools too have to collect the textbooks from a common point by producing indent.
The school teachers and heads of the institutions are relieved with the arrival of books well in advance.
The teachers point out that there used to be a delay in supply of textbooks until last year. Whatever was given was not sufficient to meet the demand. Last year the students suffered a lot, as some of them lost their books during floods in the Krishna.