Cycles to encourage students achieve academic goals

Womens Pre-University College will be set up soon, assures MLA
Last Updated 13 January 2010, 17:42 IST

He was speaking after inaugurating the district-level cycle distribution programme, organised at the premises of Government Pre-University College here on Wednesday. Bachegowda said, a proposal has already been sent to the Government in this regard. Minister for Education Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has assured to look into the matter. A total of 2,500 students are studying in the Government Pre-University College of Chikkaballapur.

In every class, there are more than 120 students studying various courses. Due to lack of space, the students are forced to sit on the window sills during the classes. It was becoming extremely difficult for the lecturers to conduct classes, under such circumstances.

In this backdrop, all measures are being taken to see that the new college is established as soon as possible. Since the tender process was delayed, the distribution of cycles was delayed this time, the MLA explained.

Giving a word of advise to the students, Bachegowda said, the students should maintain their cycles with utmost care and in good condition till standard tenth. These cycles should be used only for academic purposes, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, President of the Zilla Panchayat Vinutha Shrinivas said, a lot of facilities are being given to the students studying in Government schools, than their counterparts, studying in private schools.

Teaching is imparted from qualified teachers, while facilities like cycle, mid-day meals, books, bags, stationary, uniform, etc are all distributed free of cost to the students, she said.

However, inspite of providing all these facilities, it was very unfortunate to note that the students studying in their standard tenth were scoring less percentage, when compared to their counterparts studying in private colleges, she expressed.

The officials of the Education department should conduct a study to analyse the reason for poor performances of these students, inspite of providing all the required facilities, she suggested and added, that the district should achieve good results this year.

Addressing the audience, Deputy Director of Department of Public Instructions Chandrashekhar said, for the first time in the district, cycles were distributed to the students studying in standard eighth, of Chikkaballapur Government High School.  Cycles were distributed to 180 girls and 204 boys on the occasion.

The distribution of cycles in the district was set in motion from Wednesday onwards. With the distribution of cycles among the students, the number students opting for dropping from schools had been considerably reduced. The students should make use of this opportunity and involve themselves in academic pursuits, he advised.

Vice-Principal of Government Pre-University College Yashodhamma, senior teacher Channamallikarjunaiah, Reddappa, Narayanswamy, Gangappa and several others were present on the occasion. Earlier, Block Education Officer R Ashwathaiah welcomed the guests. Teacher Narasimhamurthy proposed a vote of thanks.

(Published 13 January 2010, 17:42 IST)

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