There are nearly 9,000 intermediate students in government colleges in Sangareddy district. (Representational Image/ PTI)
Hyderabad: Only up to 40 cent of Intermediate students in Sangareddy district are attending classes ever since colleges reopened after the Covid-19 lockdown was lifted. However, more than 60 per cent of the students have registered for the annual examinations.
These students who are not attending classes are hoping to get promoted without writing any exam, said R. Govindaram, district education officer for Intermediate.
Over 1,000 students, in the first and second year have not registered for the final exams. There are nearly 9,000 intermediate students in government colleges in Sangareddy district. No particular attendance percentage has been set as a cut-off for appearing in the annual exams, which is leading to students not attending classes.
There are approximately 60-70 government junior colleges in the district and over 50 private colleges with 32,000 students. Given the dearth of government Intermediate colleges in the district, it is reporting a 10 to 20 per cent drop in admissions this year, added Govindaram.
"There is only one junior college per mandal. Even the basic facilities are not provided and there is also a shortage of teachers. Because of this very reason, more admissions are registered in private colleges," he said.
Govindaram urged the government to increase the number of government junior colleges in order to attract more admissions.
On its part, the government has ‘no budget’ to pay the bills for colleges and the collector's office, which has resulted in poor facilities and frequent power cuts, said officials.
Meanwhile, few people present at the collectorate complex, Sangareddy district were seen washing their feet and clothes by using drinking water cans set up at the complex. There are no complaint boxes in colleges or at the collectorate complex.