The boys have been admitted to class V to class VII. Cops aim that these students
at least pass class X or XII
The Antop Hill police are on an education drive. Personnel
from this police station identified 18 students from various slums who dropped out
of school and are either working to support their families or are unemployed. They
have now been admitted to a night school.
Shamsher Pathan, incharge of the police station, said, we first did a survey about
dropouts in our jurisdiction. We called them and their parents to the police station
and counseled them. They then agreed to continue their studies. He added that some
parents had tears in their eyes after the police personnel told them that they would
pay all the fees and provide uniforms and stationery. We don’t want these children
to become drug addicts or roam around like many unemployed youth do. So, we contacted
the office bearers of Allana Municipal night school. The school authorities were
also forthcoming and these 18 students have started going to school, Pathan added.
The boys have been admitted to class V to class VII. We aim that these students
at least pass class X or XII. We will later see if we could help them find jobs.
As of now, we have given them some books and notebooks. Next week we will be distributing
uniforms to them, said Pathan. He added that these boys are being given training
in Urdu, Marathi and spoken English. We are also trying to contact some shop owners
who could employ these students so that while learning, they can earn as well, he
The Antop Hill police have roped in an educationist, Saleem Alware, who
is visiting the school to check the students’ academic activities twice a week.
We are hoping to get the results soon. We patrol the entire area so we know about
many children who quit studies and do not work, leading to fights at home due to
financial crisis, a police officer added.
Courtesy: Times of India