Tumakuru: English medium of instruction in government schools is clearly a hit among among rural students as minister for primary and secondary education, S. Suresh Kumar, found during his interaction with them on his visit to the schools in Pavagada taluk on Thursday.
The Achammanahalli Government School campus in the taluk was crowded with parents and students , who were keen on meeting the minister with their problems that ranged from poor transport facilities to lack of sanitation in the villages.
Mr Kumar, who learnt of many problems confronting the students of government schools in N. Achammanahalli and surrounding villages, was informed by one student that the schools were not able to satisfy the demand for English medium education among the children of the region. “Although as many as 70 had opted to study in English medium, only 35 were picked," she said, appealing to minister to admit all willing students to English medium classes in government schools.
When another student complained about the condition of roads in the area, Mr Suresh Kumar promised to address the issue on a priority. One student spoke of the sewage let out onto the roads in her village and asked for a drainage system to be built for the people living in it.
Having heard the students out, the minister advised them not to give up their education after SSLC, but opt for higher studies. He promised to take measures to check question paper leaks ahead of examinations.
Mr Suresh Kumar stayed at the government school in Achammanahalli to continue his interaction with the students on Friday too. He is reportedly keen on gathering first hand information on the problems of schools and students in the border areas of the state....