Stating that mid-day meal would be introduced in all government intermediate colleges from this year, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari said majority of schools and colleges in the state have no minimal infrastructure and basic amenities due to the negligence of previous governments. After coming into power, TRS has brought many changes in education system under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and decided to provide infrastructure and facilities in all schools and colleges in the state, he said.
“As part of KG to PG free education, government is going to introduce the scheme in 23 residential colleges from this academic year in Khammam district,” the minister informed.
He instructed the district administration to take steps to increase enrolment in government schools by at least 5 per cent this year. He said out of 67 lakh students, only 20 lakh students are studying in government schools and colleges and remaining were studying in private institutions. “It should be changed and attendance percentage should be increased in government schools,” he added.
He further instructed the education officials to provide toilets, RO plants, CCTV cameras and bio-metric system by June 30 in all junior colleges in the state..
Meanwhile, the district administration urged the deputy chief minister to sanction `187 crore for providing infrastructure and basic amenities in schools.
Minister Thummala Nageswara Rao, district collector DS Lokesh Kumar, education officials and others participated in the programme.
Source: New Indian Express