Telangana

Unseeded, unglamorous, this Zilla Parishad school is making a difference

The school has sent 19 students to the no-fee, six-year integrated B.Tech course at IIIT, Basar

The Zilla Parishad (ZP) High School in this remote village in Kammarpally mandal is unique not only in the district but also in the entire Telangana State.

With the support of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), members of Village Development Committee and also from another Government school, the 340-student strong institution from class VI to X demonstrates what can be done with dedication and right support instead of complaining.

Good performance

Consider this. Established in 1963, it set a record by achieving 100% pass result in the SSC public examination consecutively for two years - 2017 and 2018 - and 99% in 2016.

There’s more. It won laurels by sending 19 students, including 15 girls, to the no fee, six-year integrated B.Tech course at the State-run, prestigious IIIT at Basar this academic year.

The feather in its cap? All 19 students got the seats in open category.

Though the ZP High School, Maggidi in Armoor mandal came first by sending 30 students to the IIIT, the Basheerabad school was different.

It achieved 100% pass in the SSC, all its students got seats in open category and its girl achievers are more.

Dedicated and focused

How did they do it? Vangari Madhusudhan, head master, said that a large number of people from the village are in the Gulf, working mostly as migrant labourers, who see good education as the road to emancipation. “They extend financial assistance for the development of the school and education in the village. The VDC members constantly enquire about the progress of students in education and needs of the school which is a major inspiration for all,” says the teacher.

“The NRIs provided an R.O water plant, a projector, dug a borewell and arranged electric motor for the school. Besides, they often donate money for sports and other activities,” a local youth B. Mahesh said.

M. Gangaram, the earlier head master recently transferred to Zilla Parishad High School, Mamidipally, says:

“The villagers encourage girl child education. That’s why a majority of girls got admission into the IIIT. With about 3,500 residents, the village stands as an ideal for other villages as its youth maintain rare unity in its progress,” he adds.

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