Long-term strategy to be prepared to strengthen govt educational institutions: K Chandrashekhar Rao
Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao announced that a long-term strategy would be prepared and executed to strengthen the government educational institutions in the state by totally cleaning up of the education system. For this, the CM has instructed the officials concerned to convene a meeting with the educationists and experts and enlist their opinions. It was decided to follow the guidelines issued by the UGC, AICTE and other such institutions in the aftermath of Corona with regard to administration of the educational institutions, conducting examinations and on syllabus. The CM held an extended meeting here on Thursday at Pragati Bhavan on issues related to education sector in the background of Corona virus spread, strengthening the government educational institutions in the State.
Education Minister Ms Sabita Indrareddy, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, Special Chief Secretary (Education) Ms Chitra Ramachandran, State Higher Education Council Chairman Prof Papireddy, Senior officers Sri Naveen Mittal, Sri Umar Jaleel, Sri Srihari, Ms Seshu Kumari, Devasena, Director, School Education and others attended. The CM was of the opinion that by improving the working of government educational institutions, by making them impart higher standard education, the exploitation being done in the name of education can be controlled.
"After formation of Telangana State, we have kept our focus on sector after sector and liberating people from the long pending issues and problems permanently. Power problem is solved. Drinking water problem is also solved. We are getting solutions for the irrigation water. Agriculture sector is settling down. There is no land grabbing incidents. Playing cards clubs are closed down. Illicit liquor production and sale is stopped. Similarly, we have solved many a problems. Now we will focus on revamping the Revenue department and strengthening the education sector," the CM made it clear.
The CM has instructed the officials to conduct a workshop on the present situation of government schools, intermediate colleges, Degree Colleges and other government educational institutions, what measures to be taken them to make them great institutions, what should be done to upgrade the standards of education and other such issues. The CM asked the officials to take opinions from the academicians, experts and other specialised persons who will participate in the workshop.
"By increasing the facilities and implementation of KCR Kits programme, poor people benefitted from the government hospitals. People have developed faith and confidence in the government hospitals. Out Patients number has increased. There was a downfall in the exploitation in the medical and health sector. Similarly, if the government educational institutions are strengthened, people will get benefit and there will be a full stop of any exploitation in the sector," the CM said.
The CM took the following decision on the education sector against the backdrop of Corona Virus spread.
• To uphold the academic sanctity, it was decided to follow the UGC and AICTE guidelines and conduct examinations to degree, PG, Engineering final year students. While others will be promoted to the next class without any examination.
• Start engineering academic year from August 17.
• The government is preparing combine entrance tests schedule so that the students will not lose their precious academic year.
• The government will soon take final decision on when should schools in the State should open, how teaching should take place and other related issues, after examining the Centre Guidelines, methods adapted by other states.
The CM said as on date, orphaned girls are studying upto 10th standard in Kastur Ba schools. The government will take the responsibility of their further education. A policy decision in this regard will be announced shortly, the CM said.