CM unwilling to spend Rs 560 Cr for poor students

Lokesh: Govt giving excuses to destroy aided system

CM unwilling to spend Rs 560 Cr for poor students

Education key to future development and growth

AMARAVATI (prajaamaravati): TDP National General Secretary Nara Lokesh on Thursday accused the YSRCP Government of giving lame excuses in order to destroy the aided educational system thereby spoiling the educational opportunities of poor students.

During the second day of his visit, Lokesh toured in Duggirala mandal of Mangalagiri assembly constituency. He held a face to face with the students of KVS High School when he said that the Government was not willing to spend just Rs. 560 Cr on the aided educational institutions per year.

Nara Lokesh termed it as unfortunate that ruling YSRCP was trying to wash its hands of the educational needs of the students in the State. The GOs 19, 42, 50 and 51 were issued only with an eye on the prime properties of the aided schools and colleges. The present rulers were oblivious of the fact that the aided institutions had contributed a lot to the educational needs of the people for decades.

Lokesh asserted that the struggle against the Jagan Reddy regime's policy on aided institutions would continue till justice would be done to the students. In the next two decades, India would witness exponential growth. Education would be the key to the present young generation to take advantage of this huge opportunity.

Stressing the need for protecting the future of youth, Lokesh said however much the Governments would spend on education, that would not be enough. It was from the aided educational institutions that many stalwarts in different fields emerged in the State. Even YS Rajasekhara Reddy also had his education in the aided institutions.

Narrating their problems, students told Lokesh that they were facing lots of problems because of privatisation of their school. Many students joined private schools. But the fees were much higher when compared to the aided school. It was becoming difficult for them to go to other places for education. The Government should continue the aided system as before.