Long gone are the days where parents would take a step back for joining their children in government schools. (“AP government’s eye-opener move”)
Government run schools are now more forward than the private schools established at every corner of the cities. State government is keen on providing quality education to every child in the state and is working towards it.
There is a misconception that one couldn’t get any education from studying in government run schools and only the poor would study in those schools. To change this conception Andhra Pradesh government is planning to issue an order making it compulsory for the public representatives of the state to send their children in government-run schools.
State Minister of Tourism Bhooma Akhila Priya revealed this at a public gathering in her home town Nandyal that Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is very keen on bringing the change and wants to begin it from home.
The law will make it compulsory that children of MLAs, MLCs and ministers of Andhra Pradesh must only be educated in government run schools of the state. If the law is implemented then there would be a drastic change over in the school scenario.
”The Chief Minister discussed this in the Cabinet meeting and has asked officials to prepare the draft order for its implementation. It shows how our Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Government is keen on providing quality education to everyone,” said Akhila Priya, youngest minister in the AP cabinet.
The state government is already taking all necessary action to improve the educational environment in the state by taking the help on NRI Telugu community. The state government is in a process to digitize all schools and improving infrastructure before passing the government order.
Financial support in a 70-30 ratio has also been requested from them under social initiative called AP Janmabhoomi. Government is planning to digitize 5,000 schools with the help of NRIs by the end of this year.
Last year, the state education department had issued an order closing around 9,000 primary and upper primary schools across 13 districts of state citing poor strength of pupils.