Hyderabad: Telangana High Court on Friday asked public representatives and public servants of Telangana state how many of them were sending their children to government schools for education.
At the same time, the court asked the state government about steps being taken by the education department to instil confidence in parents to send their wards to government schools.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrish-nan and Justice A. Rajashekar Reddy asked these questions on Friday while hearing a petition filed by Mr R. Venkat Reddy of the MV Foundation, seeking concrete measures to improve learning outcomes of students of government and government-aided schools.
Speaking about his own state, Kerala, the CJ said people’s representatives like MPs, MLAs, civil servants and other higher officials there send their children to anganwadi centres and public schools.
He underlined that vibrancy of parent-teacher associations help increase parents’ confidence in the school.
The government pleader for school education, Mr C. Vani Reddy, placed an affidavit from the director of school education, detailing the steps being taken to ensure good standards in imparting education.
The court directed the education department to undertake a thorough study of all government schools in any mandal of its choice, preferably in a rural area, and submit a report with empirical data about critical areas like quality, enrolment and other aspects within three weeks....