Hyderabad: Coaching institutes brazenly flout rules

Youngsters are being psychologically tortured and the living conditions in the institutions are poor, say ABVP members.

HYDERABAD: In the wake of a 16-year-old intermediate student jumping to death, ABVP held a condolence meet in front of Sri Chaitanya at Narayanguda at KPHB on Friday. Mallavarapu Bhavan committed suicide at a relative’s house at KPHB as he was reportedly under pressure after long hours of study.

ABVP member Jeevan A. said, “In October, a meeting was held with Minister Kadiyam Srihari and other officials after the number of student suicides in Telangana and AP had increased at an alarming level. It was decided then that coaching class hours would be shortened, but we still see no change and no monitoring by the education department. The Telangana education department must step in.”

Members also claimed that with no monitoring of these coaching classes where children were treated as herd, youngsters are being psychologically tortured and the living conditions in these institutions are poor. ABVP state co-ordinator Srihari Pagidipally said, “There has been clear instructions by the education department and yet these rules are flouted. We cannot continue to see the number of student suicides rise. There is an online petition against these educational institutions that has clearly cited the problems. But everyone is turning a blind eye.” Representations were sent to parents’ and teachers’ associations across the city asking them to join the petition.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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