The Telangana government’s ambitious Free KG to PG Education scheme will not be implemented this academic year. The government wants to take at least one year to fine tune modalities of the scheme, said Kadiyam Srihari, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister. It will be implemented from the academic year 2016-17.
Several reforms have been introduced in the education system, especially in school education, this academic year by both the State and Central governments. “But very few of them delivered results. The government doesn’t want the scheme to be one such initiative,” the minister said.
Before launching a major scheme like ‘KG to PG,’ the State government wants to hold consultations with all the stakeholders including teachers, parents and experts, he said, adding that once the admissions are over for this academic year, the consultations will begin from July.
Speaking to reporters at the Secretariat here on Sunday, Srihari also touched upon several other issues related to education reforms. He said the government was planning a massive teacher training programme to train teachers on continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE).
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has already begun preparing a new module for special training sessions. It will also focus on two major issues such as reducing dropout rate and boosting enrollment in government schools, he explained.
The minister further said the government was preparing a new State University Act and said vacant vice-chancellor posts in all the State universities will be filled only after the Act comes into force. Following the Supreme Court’s orders, the State government will also build toilets at all government and zilla parishad schools by the end of July, he assured.
Source: New indian express