NALGONDA: The State government has decided to permit the government residential schools for organising excursion from this academic year. The government has sanctioned `1.64 crore for excursions and had released recently guidelines in this regard. The aim is to improve students’ knowledge about historical places and about other aspects as well. The State government has directed the schools to limit the tour to Telangana only and complete it before January.
There are about 73 government residential schools in the erstwhile district. The education officials have given permission to take 40 students (from class IX and X) from each school to the tour by RTC bus. The government will spend `200 for each student. According to the rules, one teacher will work as a team leader for a team of 15 students and if girls are going in the excursion, female teachers will accompany them.
Previously, there Residential school students were not allowed to go for excursion. Few years ago, many government high schools collected money from students and sent them for tours. But, as the competition between government and private schools increased regarding the SSC pass percentage, some of the schools stopped organising excursion.
Residential school students and their parents are expressing happiness on government’s decision. Most of the residential school students are from villages and have never gone out, so this is an opportunity for them to explore other places and also improve their knowledge. District education officials said that they have received information regarding the excursion, but they have not received any order from the government yet.
One teacher to lead team of 15 kids
According to rules, one teacher will be a leader for a team of 15 students and if girls are going in the excursion, female teachers will accompany them