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AAPSU urges for assessment of government schools

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Itagar, April 3: A delegation of the All Aruchal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) visited Government New Market Secondary School at Aalo in West Siang district on Saturday last, to take stock of the situation of the school.
According to a release issued by the union on Tuesday, the inspection team led by AAPSU vice president (protocol) Dr Tayuk Som found the classrooms and school building in dilapidated conditions with acute shortage of bench and desks.
The school also lack hygienic toilets and drinking water supply for the students and faculty members, the AAPSU stated.
Established in 1979 as a primary school, GNMSS was upgraded to secondary level in 2017.
Mili Ori, a member of the School Magement Committee (SCM), while interacting with the union said that the school had not received any maintence grant from the State government over the past many years.
“Without any government aids it is quite difficult for us to mage the institution and look after its maintence,” 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 the ratio with 12 teachers posted for teaching 54 students. Alarmed at the student-teacher ratio, the apex students’ body has questioned authorities responsible for it.
“It is also violating the RTE norms of 35:1 student-teacher ratio in upper primary levels,” Dr Som said.
Expressing concern over such reported pathetic situation, the AAPSU has urged the State government to assess all the government schools and allocate funds to immediately resolve such issues.

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