Telangana mulls residential schools for boys, girls


Hyderabad: The State government is contemplating establishing general residential schools for boys and girls in all 31 districts. Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Kadiam Srihari on Wednesday directed education departments to prepare a proposal and submit the same.

The order comes as some districts in the State do not have general residential schools for boys or girls after district re-organisation.  While there were 35 general residential schools, six of them have been upgraded to colleges and the government intends to convert the rest into colleges.

Accordingly, officials have been directed to prepare proposals including requirements like teaching, non-teaching staff and infrastructure among other details.

Kadiam instructed officials of residential schools, model schools and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas to secure 100 per cent results.

Officials were told to provide in-service training to residential school teachers, besides training them in subjects and spoken English. The Minister asked officials to take the help of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) or British Council or Wipro for training teachers.

To improve the standards of education, the Minister directed officials to constitute a committee comprising teachers who bagged national award and Best Teacher Award.

The committee has been given three months time to submit a report on how to improve the standards. This apart, another committee has been formed with directors of SCERT and SIET to improve digital classes and upgrade digital content. The committee has been given three months time to submit a report.