Panel recommends legislators send their wards to government schools

karnataka | Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Highlights
  • All legislators must educate their children in government or aided schools
  • Pre-nursery classes must be introduced at all government primary and secondary schools
  • 21 recommendations were submitted to the State government by the Empowerment Committee

The State government should immediately pass an ordinance that all legislators must educate their children in government or aided schools. Pre-nursery classes must be introduced at all government primary and secondary schools. These two and 19 other recommendations were submitted to the State government by the Empowerment Committee, reports Kannada Prabha.

The committee submitted the recommendations to the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the Vidhana Soudha. The Committee led by chairman SG Siddaramaiah collected information about the status of government schools in the State and also made visits and formulated significant recommendations. The Chief Minister has assured that he would consider and implement them.

Major recommendations are:

  • All government schools should adopt modern technology like e-library, e-book etc
  • English trained teachers must start teaching English from first standard
  • Sending 25 per cent of students to private schools under RTE and the government paying their fee must be stopped. Instead the funds should be utilised to improve government schools. Educating students under RTE should be the social responsibility of respective schools
  • Public schools in the model of Kendriya Vidyalaya must be started at Panchayath, Town and at ward level
  • Private unaided schools must stop conducting interviews of children and parents. Committees at State and district level must be formed for supervising this

The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the government will consider the recommendations seriously. As the poor and downtrodden children attend government schools, to provide quality education to them is the duty of the government. Discussions will be held at the Cabinet and appropriate decisions will be taken, he said. Since equal education has not been possible, the government and private schools are imparting different kinds of education. This has further widened the gap in financial and social inequalities, he said.

 

 

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