Telangana: Shortage of books irritates govt colleges
Hyderabad: The scarcity of books has actually been afflicting the government colleges for the last several years. Now in advance of beginning of brand-new scholastic year, instructors in a few of the government colleges have actually also obtained publications from the lost consciousness pupils as well as dispersed amongst the pupils.
Though there has actually been an impressive boost in the enrolment of pupils in government colleges throughout the State, the printing of books has actually stayed reduced. For 2021-22 scholastic year, the division had actually published simply 1.43 crore books, which were not enough.
There would certainly be an actual situation in colleges if the government stops working to publish the ample variety of books required for the following scholasticyear Further, it would certainly be an obstacle for the division as it needs to publish English publications concurrently, as the government has actually made a decision to present English tool in all government colleges, declared the government college instructors.
Shyam Sunder, headmaster of Government High School, Borabanda claimed, “Printing of textbooks and workbooks gets completed by the last week of April or by the first week of May. But during last September, all government schools saw a manifold increase in admissions as many students from private schools joined. The government has sent textbooks as per the previous year strength. Also it did not try to reprint books anticipating that may be the students will again shift to private schools. In our school, we have somehow managed by sharing notes in PDF format on the WhatsApp group, but not many students have electronic gadgets.” Observed Ravi, a government college educator from Secunderabad,”Only a month is left for this current academic year to end. Many students in our schools are not having textbooks. They are facing hardship due to shortage of textbooks. We are trying to provide some notes in the form of photocopies,”
Chava Ravi of the Telangana State United Teachers’ Federation (TSUTF) claimed, “Students’ strength in government schools has drastically increased. However, the Education department has not planned properly to print books accordingly.
We have many times complained to officials concerned to print books, but all fell on deaf ears. We have somehow managed by arranging used books. But, there are many students who don’t have books. As the final exam is approaching, many students are struggling. At least for the next academic year, the department should plan accordingly and print adequate number of books.”