Itanagar: The West Siang Students Union (WSSU) had organised an education tour cum interaction programme under the chairmanship of its president Bili Gamlin and Vice-Chairman Moge Ete from November 28 to December 1 last in three phases. In the first phase at the tour was conducted at Tato, Monigong and Menchuka while in the second phase it covered Kamba, Darak, Yomcha and Liromoba and in the third phase, the union covered Aalo, the district headquarters, a press release informed here on Thursday. The main objective of the programme was to meet with the students and faculty members of all the government schools in the district, listen to the grievances and hardships faced by them in schools and also to see if proper care has been taken in maintaining the basic requirement of the students like health and hygiene, books, infrastructure, teaching staff etc. The programme helped to create awareness among the general public as well as the concerned administration about the poor and degrading condition of government schools in rural part of the district due to which the students are facing a lot of difficulties and are also losing interest in studying.
The team of students observed that infrastructure are not up to the required level and maintenance are voluntarily done without any help from the government in many schools, problem of boundary wall, shortage of teachers like Science, Maths and Economics, toilet facilities for girls are not available in few schools and many more issues that need redressals were found during their four-day visit to the schools, the release added.
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