TS Plans To Use Retired Teachers For Quality Education In State Schools

Hyderabad: Minister for Backward Communities Welfare Jogu Ramanna on Saturday said the State government was committed to provide better education. While the previous governments neglected the education system, the TRS Government was making a complete revamp and restructure for offering best quality education to poor and unprivileged classes, he asserted.

Replying to queries of members on strengthening schools, Ramanna said the State government has launched 119 residential schools for the BCs. The members urged the government to fill teaching and non-teaching vacancies besides strengthening of schools with all facilities for SC, ST and minorities.

Alleging that the government was not taking up DSC, Congress member T Jeevan Reddy said it should make some amendments to the existing laws to fill the teaching and non teaching vacancies in schools and colleges.

TRS member Bajireddy Govardhan said the situation in schools was not good and steps are needed to strengthen it.

TD member R Krishnaiah sought one residential school for boys and girls in every Assembly constituency besides filling teaching and non-teaching vacancies.

TRS member G Kamalakar sought a degree college and a junior college with adequate staff at Karimnagar.

Reacting to this, Jogu Ramanna said the government has asked the district Collectors to find suitable land of 15 acres for upgrading the primary schools to middle and high schools in a phased manner. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao was giving top priority for education and launched 119 residential schools (56 boys and 63 girls), he said.

Until the TSPSC recruits teaching staff and non-teaching staff, the government will take in guest and retired teachers and others, he said. The collectors were asked to see that local candidates are given priority in filling these jobs besides finding adequate land for expanding schools.

The government was giving priority to all segments irrespective of parties’ line and spending Rs 1.25 lakh on every student for studies at residential schools, he said. MLAs of any party can take lead in strengthening the schools to provide quality education by taking government cooperation, the minister said.

The residential schools have got proportionate reservations like 74 per cent for BC, 15 per cent for SCs, six per cent for STs, two per cent for EBCs and two per cent for others. 

COURTESY: NSS

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