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Minority Welfare Committee expresses concern over pathetic condition of Urdu medium schools

Hyderabad: Minorities Welfare Committee of Telangana Assembly expressed concern over pathetic condition of Urdu schools. The committee identifies problems like dismal standard, paucity of teachers, lack of basic infrastructure and recommended that steps should be taken on war footing in this connection. Meeting of the legislative committee was held on Thursday at Committee Hall of the assembly which was presided over by the Committee Chairman Amer Shakeel MLA.

Principal Secretary Education Department Mrs. Rajiv R Acharya, Director School Education G Kishan and others officials presented report on the current situation in Urdu schools. The committee directed immediate appointment on vacant posts of teachers and immediate measures to distribute syllabus books. The committee proposed to publish Urdu medium syllabus books through Urdu Academy so that books can be made available to students in time.

Committee members Sampat Kumar, Mohammed Saleem, Mohammed Farooq Husain, Stephenson, Akber Owaisi, Altaf Razvi, besides Secretary Minority Welfare, Syed Omer Jaleel, Secretary Director Urdu Academy, Prof. S A Shukoor, Managing Director Minority Finance Corporation, B Shafiullah and Chief Executive Officer Waqf Board, Mohammed Asadullah attended the meeting.

Secretary Minority Welfare Syed Omer Jaleel revealed that power supply of 203 Urdu medium schools has been disconnected as electricity bills have not been paid. Mohammed Farooq Husain complained of lack of basic facilities and informed that several schools lack basic facilities like furniture and drinking water.

Qazi Act of Telangana was also reviewed in the meeting and it was decided to take opinion of scholars and clerics for its revamping.

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