LKG, UKG Soon In Government Schools, Anganwadis
Anganwadi centres in the schools' premises would be used for the pre-primary education, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari said.
Hyderabad | 25th March 2018
Telangana Deputy Chief Minister and minister in charge of education Kadiam Srihari said that the state government was introducing LKG and UKG in government schools, and that Anganwadi centres in the school premises would be used for the pre-primary education.
Replying to questions raised by members K Janardhan Reddy and Pula Ravinder in the Legislative Council on Sunday, Srihari said that the state government was contemplating running the pre-primary classes by setting up Anganwadi centres in the government schools surroundings.
The government was already running 11,800 Anganwadi centres in government schools, he informed, and said that it was contemplating introducing LKG and UKG classes where the Anganwadi centres were being run in government schools.
The government was also initiating steps to increase the student enrolment in government schools, Srihari said. The student enrolment during 2015-16 in government schools was 27,92,000, and by 2016-17 the number had increased to 28,33,000, but it reduced to 27,61,000 in 2017-18. The reduction was however partly because earlier some part of the students' enrolment figures were bogus, but such bogus enrolment had gotten curbed now due to linkage of Aadhaar cards. The student enrolment was also increasing due to the introduction of English medium and pre-primary education being offered through the Anganwadi centres, he added.
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