After the Telangana Government announced to reopen schools for class 9 and above, the Indian National Congress (INC) started their criticism.
Dasoju Sravan, the Spokesperson of the INC, on the late evening of the 11th of January said, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao destroyed the education system in Telangana.
Speaking to the media, Mr. Sravan said, “Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had promised people to provide free education from KG to PG (Kindergarten to Post Graduation) during the 2014 elections and has failed to keep his promise. He deliberately destroyed the entire education system in the state.”
Dasoju Sravan even alleged KCR of promoting private universities for education. He said, “Chandrashekhar Rao is not providing the required grants to the State run universities. Appointments to the posts of vice chancellors and faculty in these universities are not done. Without vice chancellors, all these Universities are headless bodies.” added Sravan.
Speaking about the conditions of the State run schools, Mr. Sravan said Mr. Rao closed 4,500 schools in Telangana. He further added, as of now thousands of teacher’s posts are vacant, due to which the education system of Telangana has been on the edge of being destroyed.
Highlighting facts and figures, Mr. Sravan said there were 848 vacancies in the Osmania University (OU,) 295 in Kakatiya University, 232 in Jawaharlal Nehru Technology University (JNTU,) 75 in Telangana University, 130 in Palamuru University, 58 in Open University, 24 in Architecture and Fine Arts University, 97 in Telugu University, 115 in Mahatma Gandhi University and 100 in Satavahana University.
Besides, 2,800 posts in government degree college, 1,500 in aided degree colleges and 5,154 in junior colleges were also vacant.
Mr. Sravan also blamed the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Government for closing the degree and junior colleges in the State. He said, “The literacy rate of Telangana State has not increased since 2014. The higher education system is completely ruptured in the State.” He further added, “It is very unfortunate that universities have been functioning without regular V-Cs ever since the formation of Telangana. Historically universities have played a pivotal role in questioning the ruling class and their anti-people policies. Fearing such prospects, Mr. Rao is deliberately killing the education system in general and higher education in particular.”
Concluding his criticism, the INC Spokesperson of the State requested the Governor of Telangana Tamilisai Soundararajan to look into the matter and take the necessary steps.
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