Betterment committees to monitor BBMP schools

At the launch of the Mobile Science Labs, Chairman of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Standing Committee on Education, B V Ganesh said the Committees will help identify loopholes in BBMP schools.

“We will try to revive SDCs across all wards and take into account views of students, teachers, principals and parents. All these sections will have representatives in the 11-member committee,” he said.

In all, 33 BBMP high schools were presented with Mobile Science Labs. Though the Srirampura BBMP High School students rejoiced over having truncated school hours on account of the function, they were keen on knowing what was in store at these labs. The mobile labs will be parked near their classes for a day in a week.

“We are hopeful that it will help us prepare for exams,” said Deepika, a student from the Hebbal BBMP school.

While Agasthya Foundation has contributed the mobile vans, Akshaya Patra Foundation has provided free work books for all subjects.

Low pass percentage in BBMP schools in 2009-10 has prompted the BBMP to take these initiatives seriously. Last year, only 37 per cent of the students had cleared the SSLC examination.

Ganesh also proposed extending the services of seven BBMP high school principals, who are due to retire before the end of the academic year.

BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah appealed to the students not to feel inferior to students in private schools.

“We need to root out the inferiority complex that is seen in some of the students from BBMP schools and also among their parents,” he said.

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