After one long year of suffering, the Urdu Medium schools, being run under the government supervision in Rajendranagar, are now back on track with adequate strength of high school students seen attending the classes regularly. However, the primary and upper primary students who are still taking online classes are waiting to don their bags again. With the situation improving fast, the hope of employment generation is gaining momentum again in the schools as thousands of jobs were lost during the Lockdown.
It is pertinent to mention here that the education sector is the worst affected area due to pandemic with Urdu medium schools are no exception. However, gradually improving the situation has again raised many hopes wherein students are waiting to reconnect with schools while the Vidya Volunteers are anxious to a call for refilling vacant posts in several Urdu medium schools which were laying vacant ever since the outbreak of the pandemic.
There are a total of 11 Urdu medium schools being run under government supervision in two mandals such as Rajendranagar and Narsingi Mandals. Total 10 of them are located in and around Hassan Nagar under Rajendranagar Mandal while one is operational at Gandipet under Narsingi Mandal.
In and around a colossal slum area of Hassan Nagar all these nine Urdu medium schools are located that includes Mandal Parishad High School & Primary School NTR Nagar Mahmoodnagar, Hassan Nagar, Government Urdu Primary School Hassan Nagar-VI, Mandal Parishad Urdu Primary School Suleman Nagar – I, Mandal Parishad Primary School Suleman Nagar – 2, Mandal Parishad Upper Primary School, Jalal Baba Nagar, Sulemannagar, Mandal Parishad Primary School Attapur, Mandal Parishad Primary School Madina Masjid, Mandal Parishad Primary School Mahmood Nagar and Government Primary School Hassan Nagar-III.
Together these schools form a base of over one thousand students from class 1st to 10th standard. There are over 40 teachers in Primary, Upper Primary and High schools with several posts still vacant.
“Though the online classes are being run for primary and upper primary students of several schools under Rajendranagar, the students of class 9th and 10th are attending the only high school at NTR Nagar with sufficient strength. Social distancing norms are also well maintained in the school to ensure the safety of the students and the staff. Hopefully, the situation will improve more in the days to come that would bring back the schooling system back on track again,” said Habeeb Abdul Rahman, President Telangana All Minorities Employees and Workers Association (T-All MEWA), Rangareddy District.