HYDERABAD: As part of the KG-to-PG free education programme, the Telangana government is said to be planning to introduce a new education system and establish a residential education complex in every Assembly constituency in the state. With the intention of bringing all the government educational institutes at single place, the government has recently proposed to build new residential education institutes across the state.
According to the recent proposal, institutes ranging from high schools to degree and PG colleges will be set up at a selected place where students will also be provided accommodation. This is going to be similar to the model of existing social welfare and tribal welfare residential schools, says an official of the State Council of Education and Research Training (SCERT).
Deputy chief minister and education minister Kadiam Srihari has recently held a review meeting with officials of school education, SCERT and the Telangana State Public Service Commission and discussed the KG-to-PG free education scheme.
According to officials of the school education department, several proposals on reforms in school and higher education were discussed at the review meeting. Introduction of residential education system and free KG-to-PG education from the next academic year were the major subjects of discussion. Another brainstorming session on the KG-to PG-free education scheme is likely to be held on February 18 or 19 to prepare a draft which will be sent to chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for approval.
As earlier announced, English medium of instruction will be introduced in schools but so there is no clarity whether it will be introduced at Nursery or Class V. There are also proposals to introduce vocational courses which are most likely to be introduced in high school. Officials favour their introduction in Class IX and Class X.
To improve the teaching methods, the government is thinking of revising the teacher training programmes. In addition to the annual training sessions, quarterly refreshing courses are likely to be held for government school teachers.