Telangana

Student issues to take centre stage

SFI to mount pressure on govt. for addressing problems

A wide gamut of issues plaguing students of State run educational institutions and the unfulfilled demand of students for a university in the district have come into focus on the eve of Students Federation of India (SFI)’s two-day district conference slated to begin here on February 2.

Action plan

The SFI district unit has drawn up plans to deliberate threadbare students’ issues in the two-day conference and come up with a concrete action plan to mount pressure on the government to take steps for resolving them.

A group of activists of the SFI had identified several infrastructure deficiencies in various State-run residential schools and hostels during its 11-day cycle yatra across 21 mandals and four major towns in the district a few months ago.

Long list of woes

A host of State-run schools and hostels across the district are beset with problems such as lack of proper toilets, spacious classrooms and playgrounds, said SFI district secretary T. Nagaraju.

Though the State government has set up several Gurukulams (residential schools) in the name of KG to PG programme, most of them are being run from congested rented buildings, devoid of requisite amenities, he rued.

The State government is yet to appoint an education minister even as examination season is fast approaching, Mr. Nagaraju pointed out, adding that the erstwhile composite Khammam district was left without a university depriving the students of underprivileged sections an opportunity to pursue higher education in the district.

Varsity demand

The SFI two-day conference will chalk out an action plan to organise sustained movements to exert pressure on the government to set up a university and a government medical college in the district as well as resolve the myriad issues facing the education sector, he informed.

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