India/ 20 August, 2021/ Source/ https://www.newindianexpress.com/
Referring to the decision to reduce budget allocated for the education sector, the committee said that the government is destroying the education system.
HYDERABAD: Criticising its “poor” education policies, the Telangana Save Education Committee (TSEC) demanded that the State government take immediate steps to make education more accessible and affordable to all. In a press statement issued here on Thursday, the committee threatened to stage state-wide protests if their demand is not met.
Referring to the decision to reduce budget allocated for the education sector, the committee said that the government is destroying the education system. While the previous governments allocated 18 per cent of Budget for education, the TRS government reduced it to 7 per cent.
Poor deprived of education
The committee also said that since classes have been shifted to online mode due to Covid-19 pandemic, students from the marginalised sections, including tribal students are being deprived of proper education.
“While schools are shut, private and corporate schools are still fleecing parents with exorbitant fees. The government failed to curb such malpractice in the education system,” the committee said.