The AAP government on Friday sent observation reports of the 400 schools surveyed by its volunteers to the Directorate of Education, requesting it to take immediate action on it.
With the aim of improving the condition of government schools in the capital, the Aam Aadmi Party had set up a team of volunteers to inspect schools. Each school was checked for various parameters, including enrolments, condition of toilets, availability of drinking water, safety, hygiene and infrastructure.
So far, the team of 140 volunteers has visited 800 schools. “We have complied a report of about 400 schools. The conditions in most schools are pathetic. We have asked the DoE to take immediate action so that by the time the schools open (after winter vacations), they are conducive for the children to at least spend 4-6 hours in there,” Praveen Deshmukh, the AAP member coordinating the programme, said.
The DoE will now look into the contents of the report and take necessary action.
“We will forward the reports to the respective education officers, who will be responsible for taking action. For infrastructure related matters, we will not able able to provide immediate solution. But, other issues such as cleanliness, hygiene and repairs will be taken up immediately. So by the time schools open next week, there is marked improvement in the facilities,” Padmini Singla, Director, Directorate of Education, said.