HYDERABAD: Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy stated that the Telangana Government would be allocating Rs 4,000 Crore for revamping infrastructure in schools across the State. Speaking during the Assembly session on Wednesday, the Minister said that the facelift for government educational institutions was to keep them in par with the corporate institutions and Rs 2,000 Crore would be allotted for this year.
A four-member committee comprising herself along with MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao, Finance Minister T Harish Rao and Panchayat Raj Minister E Dayakar Rao members was also constituted, to prepare guidelines for proper utilisation of this amount she said.
She stated that it was Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's endeavour to ensure better facilities in government educational institutions, including better buildings, toilets and other amenities.
This is similar to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's Nadu-Nedu programme, where schools in AP have undergone a radical transformation under the scheme. Under this scheme, the AP government plans to revamp over 45,000 schools by improving existing infrastructure with decent classrooms, drinking water, hygienic toilets and recreation facilities with a budget of Rs.3,669 Crore for Naadu Nedu.Along with this an English language lab will be set up to facilitate learning of the language and adapt to the new medium of study.
Sabitha Indra Reddy also spoke about giving priority to improve facilities in schools in tribal areas, construction of library buildings in 23 districts at a cost of Rs 50 Crore and books worth Rs 2 Crore were purchased to help students who are preparing for the competitive exams.
The Minister said that Rs 10 Crore was allotted for appointing 7,000 teachers posts and supply of textbooks for college students. (With inputs from Telangana Today)
The Government on Tuesday announced the temporary closure of all educational institutions after March 24 in the wake of the Corona outbreak. Classes will continue in the online mode and this decision was taken keeping in mind the health of students and teachers and as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of coronavirus in the State. The closure orders apply to all hostels, gurukul schools, government, and private educational institutions in the State except medical colleges.
On Wednesday, the Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) postponed all the semester exams of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses under different universities across the State, in view of the growing number of Covid-19 cases in the State. “We have postponed degree and PG semester exams under all universities. A revised schedule will be announced soon by the universities concerned,” TSCHE Chairman Prof T Papi Reddy said.