AAPSU urges for assessing all govt-run schools

AAPSU urges for assessing all govt-run schools

AALO, Apr 2: A delegation of All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) visited Govt New Market Sec School, Aalo on Saturday last to take stock of the present situation of the school.

According to a release issued by the Union this evening, the inspection team led by AAPSU vice president (protocol) Dr Tayuk Sonam found the classrooms and school building in tattered condition with acute shortage of bench and desks.

Apart from “decaying” classrooms, the school also lack hygienic toilets and drinking water supply for the students and faculties, the AAPSU stated.

Established in 1979 as a primary school, GNMSS was upgraded to secondary level in 2017.

“How can we expect our students to compete with the world’s best when too many of our school buildings are sub-standard?” asked Dr Sonam.

Mili Ori, a member of School Management Committee while interacting with the Union informed that the school has not received any maintenance grant from the state govt since last many years.

Without any govt aids it is quite difficult for us to manage the institution and look after its maintenance, he said.

Later, the AAPSU team also inspected the Kamki Peri Upper Primary School and found that the school had more teachers than students as per ration with 12 teachers posted here for teaching 54 students.

Alarmed at the student-teacher ratio, the apex students’ body has questioned authorities responsible for this. Why is it that there is more teachers than students here, at a time when the other parts of the state are demanding for sufficient teachers. This is also violating the RTE norms of 35:1 student-teacher ratio in upper primary levels, Dr Sonam said.

The AAPSU team was also represented by AGS (protocol) Thomas Jerang, education secretary Prem Camdir Tallang, AGS (admin) Ajit Sidisow and its documentary cell secretary Lige Sora.

Worried over such reported pathetic situation, the AAPSU has urged the GoAP to assess all govt schools and allocate funds to immediately resolve such issues.

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