SIO demands State Govt. to Increase Budget for Education

Hyderabad: Dr. Talha Faiyazuddin, Department of Education for Students Islamic Organization (SIO) of Telangana, criticized the State Government that it failed to allot proper budget for education.

Talking to a press conference today at NSS, Faiyazuddin said SIO demands government to come up with a vision document on KG to PG education in this budget session; government allotted only 10 per cent of its budget for education, but Kotari Commission has recommended 30 per cent budget essential for education. Social Welfare Residential schools in State, where the students were living, have lack basic amenities like clean drinking water and hygienic living conditions, he said.

Allocate a separate fund for them and form a committee, headed by a cabinet minister to suggest reforms, SIO demanded. Government should immediately issue common fee regulatory guidelines to aided, private, corporate schools, engineering education system, as they failed to improve students’ skills, form a committee to look into the matter of engineering education and suggest reforms.

SIO State president Layeeq Ahmed Khan, Secretary Kaleem Ahmed Khan, Media Coordinator Farhan Sumbul and others participated, and they released a book, “Education in Telangana,” which represents real education condition in the State.

Speaking on the occasion, they criticized the State government’s education processing methods, and they demanded government to declare its stand on education policy.

There were nearly 60 Lakh school-going students in the state, they said, and alleged that out of which nearly 32-lakh students were going to private schools, and that it depicts the failure of the state government in providing quality education in its own schools.

The overall dropout rate in the state is 38.21 per cent among the students who are studying from 1 to 10 standards, they said. State government has started hundreds of residential schools for oppressed communities, they said and stated that they were appreciating it but at the other side it has neglected its own day-scholar schools.

The government must not neglect the already running government schools in thousands of villages of the State, they demanded. (NSS)

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