TS Govt Opens 529 Gurukuls In Last Two Years

Hyderabad: Reiterating that the TRS government was committed to provide quality and affordable education to all sections over 529 residential institutions were opened during the last two years as part of the KG-to-PG education policy, Deputy Chief Minister Education Kadiam Srihari said here on Tuesday.

Replying to a question by TD MLA R. Krishnaiah in the Assembly on Tuesday, the minister made it clear that the State government was taking all possible measures for ensuing quality education in the State and a BC residential school each will be opened in every Assembly constituency during the 2017-18 academic year. To strengthen the education system, the government will be introducing playschools, nursery and Kindergarten classes in Anganwadi centres and they will be synchronised with primary schools, wherever space was not a constraint, he said.

The Deputy Chief Minister also said a special meeting would be convened with roads & buildings, women & child welfare departments to discuss the modalities for improving the standard of education.

Besides, efforts were being made to set up one PG centre in every constituency headquarters. He said six government junior colleges and nine government degree colleges commenced operations in the State since 2014.

Availability of funds was never a factor and not a single government junior college or degree colleges was closed for lack of funds, he asserted. Clarifying further, the minister said no private vocational junior college management approached the Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education for closure since 2014-15, pointed out.

On the measures taken to improve the results of State in NEET, Srihari said meritorious students studying in government and residential junior colleges were identified. Subject-wise special coaching classes were conducted to improve their results in NEET and other competitive examinations, he added. (NSS)

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