VIJAYAWADA: In a bid to help the slow learners in municipal schools, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation is implementing intensive residential coaching (IRC).
Students who failed to clear some papers during half yearly exams conducted in December were identified and are being provided IRC. It is one of the measures taken up by civic body to ensure cent percent pass percentage in the municipal schools in Vijayawada.
During half yearly exams, 107 students of Class X failed in different subjects. They along with 42 boys and 17 girls with permission of their respective parents are being given IRC separately at Karnati Rama Mohan Rao High School and BSR High School.
Each student is being provided with a mat, blanket, geometry box, pen, mosquito coils, bucket and a mug. A timetable has been drawn for each day and as per schedule, they will be given yoga classes from 5:30 am to 6 am., followed by study hours from 6 am. to 7 pm and from 9 am to 10 pmwith breakfast, lunch and dinner breaks.
Municipal commissioner G Veerapandian said they had appointed special teachers for the purpose and added that nutritious food including 100 ml of milk is being provided to the students every day.
Veerapandian, who is inspecting the facilities at the school and progress of the students’, directed the health department officials to ensure better hygiene and sanitation in the schools. He said they are ready to take in the regular students as well into the residential programme provided the parents gave their consent for the same. He said their main objective was to ensure each student of municipal schools get better grades, so that they can have better future.