Urdu medium schools to start a new chapter

AP Urdu Academy earmarks Rs.2.5 cr. for them.

It’s a case of scarcity amidst plenty. Though Hyderabad is supposed to be the cradle of Urdu language, its education at the government level, particularly, leaves a lot to be desired. While government schools in general are fighting a losing battle, those imparting lessons through Urdu medium have a litany of woes.

Most are devoid of blackboards, the basic requirement in a classroom. Forget benches for students, even teachers do not have chairs to sit. Cupboards to keep the teaching material are conspicuous by their absence. Clean drinking water and water filters are a luxury .

These deficiencies have come to light when Urdu medium schools in the government sector submitted their requirements in response to a scheme launched by the Andhra Pradesh Urdu Academy to provide financial assistance to improve infrastructure.

As many as 199 schools in the city have sought aid for basic amenities including 134 primary schools, 62 High Schools and three Upper Primary Schools. Foremost in the list of their requirements is blackboards. This is followed by furniture, almirahs and water filters. “We are looking into the requisition list and by the month-end monetary help will be provided,” said Prof. S.A. Shukoor, director, Urdu Academy.

The academy has earmarked Rs. 2.5 crore to improve infrastructure in Urdu medium schools across the State. There are a total of 20,753 Urdu medium schools apart from 646 schools where parallel Telugu medium sections also run.

“Ambience improvement and basic infrastructure will definitely have a positive impact on the performance of the 2.24 lakh students studying in these schools,” he observed.

Though the education department has to provide facilities in schools, the Urdu Academy has come forward to bail them out. About Rs. 25,000 each is to be sanctioned to each high school and Rs. 20,000 each to primary and upper primary schools. “Applications from schools have been called through the DEOs and the money will also be routed through them so as to avoid scope for misuse,” Prof. Shukoor said.

A total of 1,399 applications were received seeking funds from across the State. After Hyderabad, the next highest number of applications, 169, are from Nizamabad district followed by Kurnool (158) while Nalgonda got just three applications.

The academy is in the process of analysing the requirements of schools district wise. By January-end it hopes to extend the financial aid.


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