Hyderabad: Following the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, 36 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) across the State were being upgraded into intermediate, Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy said on Friday.
These KGBVs will be offering MPC, BiPC, CEC and MPHW courses in two sections in both English and Telugu mediums. Each group will have a total of 40 seats, she said, adding that the move to upgrade the KGBVs into intermediate will be taken up from the current academic year.
The KGBVs were set up to offer quality education to the girls besides controlling the number of girls dropping out of the schools. There were 475 KGBVs across the State of which 172 have already been upgraded into intermediate education, the Minister said.
Further, the move to upgrade 36 KGBVs into intermediate will aid in ensuring students from low-income groups pursue higher education without any difficulties, she said. The expenditure of the students who enrol in these institutions will be borne by the State government and they will be offered nutritious food besides quality education, the Minister said.
Apart from regular academics, the focus will be laid on providing leadership skills among the students besides training them in karate, yoga and meditation and other programmes, Sabitha Indra Reddy said and appealed to all girls to make use of the opportunity and enrol themselves in these institutions.