Kadapa: Managements of aided schools in the district are staring at an uncertain future amid fears that the state government is likely to stop extending financial support to them.
Officials are seeking details from institutions that have expressed willingness to be taken over by the government. However, officials have clarified that the government has only mentioned that the committees would examine facilities in aided schools and submit field reports. Notices have been sent seeking details of the strength of students and attendance percentage.
Reportedly not even a single school in the district has agreed to be merged fully, although managements of three schools have agreed to merge only the institution and not assets.
The notices sent by the Department of Education stated that it had decided to revoke accreditations based on the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE), which would take student attendance as a standard within three years.
In kadapa, there are 87 primary and secondary schools and 26 high schools under aided management. About 500 teachers work in them. The Department of Education has issued notices to 47 schools, including 44 primary and secondary schools, one high school and two oriental schools under aided management, due to low enrollment.
At the same time, steps were taken to regularise the respective schools. Schools with 40 students at the primary level and less than 75 students in high schools have been identified....