Mancherial: Just as private schools follow different methods of publicity to attract admissions, a government Zilla Parishad High School in Kishtapur village in Jannaram mandal is circulating pamphlets, citing merits and academic achievements in order to improve enrollments. The institution and its teachers are winning accolades for going the extra mile.
Located in a remote village, the school is one of the top performing government-run institutions in Telangana. It is not only producing talented students, but has been an example in raising enrollments and setting its own benchmark. In its latest effort, it using strategies adopted by private institutions to increase the number of admissions.
Headmaster of the school, Munjam Mallesh and teachers printed 3,000 pamphlets in Hyderabad, by raising funds with the help of local traders, parents of students who excelled in Class X and public representatives. They have highlighted major achievements and academic performance of students in the pamphlets. They are distributing the pamphlets in the village and surrounding areas from last couple of days.
“Our prime aim is to increase strength. We followed this method to stand out and to draw attention of parents. We are trying to create awareness among the parents about benefits for sending their children to a government school. We have already distributed 2,000 pamphlets. The response is encouraging as many have withdraw their from private institutions and have come forward to join our school,” Mallesh told ‘Telangana Today’.
The Headmaster said that the institution had registered over 700 enrollments in 2018-19 academic year and they were eyeing on having admissions somewhere between 800 and 1,000 this year. “We are confident of achieving the objective, considering the response from the parents. The credit goes to the teachers, parents and all those who extend their support to our endeavors,” he added.
To its credit, the school stood in the first spot with its 43 students achieving National Means Cum-Merit Scholarship in 2017. It is one of the government schools that has registered 10 GPA every year. Twelve students cracked seats in Indian Institute of Technologies and it won Haritha Mitra award for playing vital role in growing trees.