Rs 80 cr allocated for Government Schools in state
Hyderabad, Oct. 05: The state government allocated Rs 80 crore for the government schools in Telangana for the year 2021-22, said the education minister Sabitha Indra Reddy.
“For the year 2017-18, the government allocated Rs 38 crore, Rs 49 crore for the year 2018-19 and Rs 46 crore for the year 2019-20. Around 26,000 schools have received the funds in the last three years,” the minister said speaking in the assembly session.
The minister said the government is engaged in identifying the schools with more number of teachers and less students. “After adjusting the posts, the government will announce the posts of Vidhya Volunteers,” she said.
She added that the government is also planning to set up environment parks in the schools that were in 10-20 acres. The district collectors were also directed to construct environment parks in the schools so as to provide pleasant environment for the children to play, Sabitha said.
The minister continued that local bodies should take charge of all the schools under Gram Panchayat limits and Urban local bodies should take care of the schools under corporation and municipalities.
Government schools witness increase in attendance
Government schools in Telangana are witnessing a rise in the number of students attending in-person classes. It is increasing on daily basis.
Last month, the Telangana government allowed all educational institution to reopen as the number of COVID-19 cases has decreased significantly in the state.
However, many parents started sending their children after seeing that the managements of the schools are strictly following COVID-19 guidelines.
The rise in the number of students attending in-person classes in government schools in Telangana can also be attributed to the fact that many private school students are shifting to state run schools. The department of education has disclosed that the attendance in the government schools is 67.87 percent whereas in the private schools, it is 39.54 percent. In the aided schools, it is 38.86 percent.
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