Telangana private primary schools ditch government books

Education department directed all private schools in the state to follow government text books.

Hyderabad: Private schools affiliated to state education department in Telangana will not be following government-prescribed text books for classes-one to five for the next academic year from March third week.

It may be mentioned here that education department directed all private schools in the state to follow government text books even for primary classes from the present academic year. However, school managements went to court opposing the government decision and directions were given not to stop schools from following the past practice until final judgment.

Private school administrators, who have been in the field for several years, expressed reservations over the syllabus contents, especially for first and second classes. They feel it is of less standard and will not do any good to students in private schools.

“Government schools start from first class whereas private schools have students enrolled in nursery, LKG and UKG sections who then move to first standard. Government syllabus consists of teaching alphabets, to first class students, which private school students study in kindergarten level. Neither schools nor parents are ready to accept government books in the present format.” S. Srinivas Reddy, president of Telangana Reco-gnised School Man-agements Association said.

He, however, said that there will be no objections if the government overhauls the primary sections syllabus. Nearly 15,000 private schools are on the same page on this issue.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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