The State government has decided to start residential schools in each Assembly segment from the next academic year. Addressing the district collectors’ conference here Saturday, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said his objective was to provide free and compulsory education to all children, irrespective of caste, creed, gender or religion, under the KG to PG education policy.
He wanted the officials to get feedback from the public on the shape, form and modalities of the policy besides the fate of the existing private and government schools. “The officials should conduct meetings locally and give feedback to the government. The government will then take a final call on the KG to PG education,” Rao said.
He, however, clarified that schools in villages would continue and teaching up to third class would continue locally.
“The education policy should be such that Telangana students should be able to compete with the best in the world,’’ he stressed.
He favoured teaching in English medium without ignoring Telugu. ‘’Education should be remodelled so that even children of IAS and IPS officers should study in government schools,” he said.
The Chief Minister also directed the officials to take stern action against government teachers, who were nominating others for teaching without attending to their duties regularly.
He also reviewed the progress of various welfare schemes and said administrative sanction was given to restore around 7,000 irrigation tanks under the Mission Kakatiya programme. The government was planning to restore big tanks like Pakala, Ramappa and Laknavaram from next year, he added.
Source: The New Indian Express