Hyderabad: South Zone police and the minority welfare department have decided to provide free coaching to Muslim students who are appearing for SSC exams or are attempting again after failing earlier.
South Zone DCP V. Satyanarayana mooted a proposal to Mr Syed Omar Jaleel, special secretary to the minority welfare department, stating that the police had noticed many Muslims students failing to clear the SSC exams due to lack of proper coaching in mathematics, science, English and Telugu. This was resulting in their dropping out altogether.
Many such students were found loitering in the streets, which caused not only social problems but law and order issues as well in the old city.
The DCP felt that if the students were given special coaching in the four subjects, many of them could clear their exams and go for higher studies. Mr Jaleel said the department had accepted the proposal and released Rs 20 lakh for coaching through Minority Finance Corporation to start the coaching centres from Milad-un-Nabi, birthday of Prophet Mohammad.
He said 3,000 students and dropouts would be provided coaching. “We will use 43 computer training centres belonging to the Urdu Academy in the old city to offer coaching every day from 4 to 6 pm.”
Each teacher will be paid a honorarium of Rs 2,500 and the centres would offer two- to three-month coaching to prepare the students for the exams in March 2016.
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