Nearly 50 % computers at government schools under repairs in Hyderabad
The city of Hyderabad has around 700 government schools out of which nearly 300 have computers numbering a total of 1800 which have been provided either by government agencies or NGOs. According to information provided to an applicant who filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, just about 900 of these are in working condition.
The contract for maintenance and imparting computer training was earlier allotted to a private company for five years starting 2008 and currently, the headmasters have been asked to conduct the classes. Whenever there is a malfunctioning of the computer, the seniors are informed and the computer is left as such because no-one is well versed with the instrument. There is very little information about the technology used as most of these computers would also be becoming obsolete by each passing day.
S.Q. Masood, who obtained the information, has pointed out that that in some schools, there is not a single functional computer like:
- None of the 16 computers is in working condition at the government high school at Dhoolpet
- Similar situation exists at the schools at the government schools of Kulsumpura, Chaderghat Mustaidpura, Golconda and GGHS Chaderghat.
The objective of imparting training to the students of government schools with computer knowledge at par with the public schools is the sufferer.