Standard of govt schools in AP improving: Speaker
Deccan Chronicle.| DC Correspondent
AP Assembly Speaker Tammineni Sitaram (Image: DC/ file)
Visakhapatnam: The standard of government school education is improving in the state, and the recent SSC results have shown a remarkable improvement, said Speaker Tammineni Sitaram while inaugurating Rs 1.60 crore worth of additional buildings for KGBV School in Lolugu village under his home constituency Amadalavalasa on Monday. The new facility would be used for intermediate classes.
Addressing a meeting on the occasion, the Speaker said Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had brought revolutionary changes in school education by way of filling vacant teacher posts, improving the quality of mid-day meals, and most importantly, increasing the basic infrastructure of all the school buildings under the Nadu-Nedu programme.
Focusing on the importance of girl child education, Sitaram said additional attention was being given to KGBV schools in the state. With the introduction of English medium in most of the schools, many students were opting for government schools.
"In the future, the government schools will be competing with the corporate schools," the Speaker said, adding that admissions in government schools increased manifold after the YSRC government took over four years ago.
He said it was a good indication that the students of government schools and junior colleges obtained top ranks in SSC and intermediate examinations. He said that with a tie-up with the corporate educational agency, the students would improve further in examinations.
"The society will progress only when education and health services are brought within the reach of the poor sections,’’ Sitaram said. Local sarpanches, MPTCs, and ZTPCS were present in the meeting.