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MCD schools yet to get books

MCD schools yet to get books

TNN Aug 11, 2012, 02.39AM IST

NEW DELHI: Students in MCD schools are yet to get all their books. When Firoz Ansari enquired at his son's corporation school at Pushp Vihar Sector I, he was told, "Sarkari kaam hai, time to lagta hai (It's government work, it'll take time)." His son, who is in Class IV, has received only two textbooks for Hindi and English.
"Books for every other subject, including maths, are yet to come," said Firoz, a tailor. "Even notebooks are not here. Nobody has got them."

Though schools opened on July 9, students are still going without the necessities. An exasperated Firoz wrote to the All India Parents' Association's president and advocate, Ashok Aggarwal, informing him of the situation.
Satish Upadhyaya, chairman, education committee, South Delhi Municipal Corporation, does concede that there's been delay in delivery of textbooks but says that by the time the committee last met — about 15 days ago — 80-85% of schools had already received textbooks. "But it is possible that textbooks of a few subjects still haven't reached. And notebooks aren't there yet because the tender was delayed," he said.

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