HYDERABAD: The MIM has sought that Muslim aspirants be treated on par with SC and ST candidates during the special recruitment drive for filling up vacancies of teaching posts in government schools and colleges. The request was made when Majlis legislators, led by Assembly floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi, called on education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy on Friday.
Mr Owaisi said this was a promise made by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. He demanded that the vacant posts be filled up immediately on a contract basis. He pointed out that there were 205 government schools that were running without electricity supply, while water connections had been disconnected in case of several government schools.
The delegation brought up the issue of non-availability of second language textbooks for Urdu medium students, and said they must be made available on a war footing.
Mr Owaisi asked the minister to ensure immediate construction of buildings in Chanchalguda and Falaknuma campuses, as the government had sanctioned Rs 5 crore each for them. Likewise, construction of buildings must also be taken up for establishing junior colleges for boys and girls in Zoo Park, Karwan and Hakeempet areas.
The legislators raised the serious issue of many private unrecognised schools running in the Old City, as no list has been published listing the recognised schools in the area.