Government schools will be on par with corporate schools, minister T Harish Rao.

The state government is working with the objective of turning schools on par with corporate schools.
The minister Mr Harish Rao said the government had released Rs 390 crore in the first phase and a total over Rs 7000 crore were allocated by chief minister Mr KCR. He will be formally launching mana ooru mana badi programme this week in wanaparthy and soon the work will begin the next day. As part of the progress besides improving the standards, training teachers and introducing English medium, the programme envisages improving the very face of schools. New buildings, labs, toilets, drinking water, digital equipment are among the plans.
Over 25000 government schools are expected to get overhaul across Telangana state. The chief minister’s decision to use English medium in government schools was widely hailed. The rural poor and needy get access to English medium which was now restricted to rich urban people.
Minister Mr KTR observed that the introduction of English medium in government schools will help rural poor students to compete with others across the globe. They can confidently take part in competitive examinations at state and central levels, he said.
Minister Mr Harish Rao said the government intends to involve local people, public representatives and donors to set new standards and improve government schools.
Mr KTR recently held a meeting with NRIs to make this prestigious programme a grand success. He wanted them to donate generously or adopt their respective local schools. Many came forward to do so.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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