Telangana government will not close single-teacher schools says Revanth Reddy

The chief minister asserted that the government would not neglect schools in rural areas.
Chief Minister 
A Revanth Reddy poses with students during the Prathiba Puraskar awards  ceremony at Rabindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, on Monday
Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy poses with students during the Prathiba Puraskar awards ceremony at Rabindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, on MondayPhoto | Express

HYDERABAD: Criticising the previous BRS government for shutting down single-teacher schools, Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy on Monday announced that his government has decided not to close such schools. He said the government will set up education and agriculture commissions soon to ensure that the issues being faced by people are addressed.

He presented awards to meritorious students from the government schools in a programme organised by the Vandemataram Foundation. Addressing the gathering, he said, “My government is committed to providing education facilities in every village. The works have been started with an estimated budget of Rs 2,000 crore to rebuild all the government school buildings, which are in a dilapidated condition. The government has also launched the Professor Jayashankar Badi Bata programme to increase the enrolment of students in government schools.”

Revanth pointed out that the government had handed over the management of schools to women-led Self-Help Groups and directed officials to release funds. “The government is considering the implementation of a semi-residential system in government schools. A study report said that residential schooling weakened relations between parents and children,” he said.

Chief Minister 
A Revanth Reddy poses with students during the Prathiba Puraskar awards  ceremony at Rabindra Bharathi, Hyderabad, on Monday
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The chief minister asserted that the government would not neglect schools in rural areas. “Spending on education is not expenditure, but an investment. Society will benefit from investment in education,” he opined.

Additionally, Revanth expressed happiness over government school students excelling in studies, and said, “It is a matter of pride for the administration that government school students are excelling in studies over their counterparts in private institutions. Our students competing with corporate schools has enhanced the government’s prestige.”

He stated that 90% of IAS and IPS officers have studied in government schools. Prominent politicians, including himself, have studied in government schools, the chief minister said.

Stating that the government was ready to receive suggestions to improve the education sector in the state, Revanth directed authorities to pay special attention to the admissions of students who secured a 10/10 score in the 10th standard.

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