Hyderabad: Keeping in view that the State government headed by the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao introduced English medium of instruction in Class I to VIII in all government and local body schools from this academic year, the parents are making a beeline to enroll their children.
As on June 18, this year, 1,22,956 students have joined government schools in Classes I to X, the drive will continue till this month end.
Parents of the wards, who studied in private schools, seem keen to enroll their children in government schools, on June 18 alone, over 3,000 children joined government schools, leaving behind seats in private schools.
The government is also providing bilingual text books i.e. English and Telugu. All government schools are getting a facelift and an improvement in amenities for students as part of the Mana Ooru-Mana Badi/Mana Basti-Mana Badi programme. .
A total of 26,065 schools, including 18,240 primary, 3,164 upper primary and 4,661 high schools, will get a makeover in a phased manner over a period of three years at an estimated cost of Rs. 7,289.54 crore as part of the programme.
Of the 9,123 schools that are being revamped in the first phase, 5,399 are primary schools, 1,009 are upper primary schools and 2,715 are high schools.
The schools are being developed based on 12 infrastructure parameters which include toilets with running water facility, electrification, drinking water supply, furniture for students and staff, painting of the entire school and major and minor repairs among others.
The schools are being developed based on 12 infrastructure parameters which include toilets with running water facility, electrification, drinking water supply, furniture for students and staff, painting of the entire school, and major and minor repairs, among others.