Hyderabad: In her first review after assuming charge as Education Minister, P Sabitha Indra Reddy urged the public representatives to adopt government and local body schools. Letters will be addressed to the elected representatives from Sarpanches to Ministers requesting them to adopt schools and improve facilities in them, she said on Wednesday.
The Minister who was recently given charge of Education, today chaired a review meeting with officials of Education Department.
Stating that attendance of students was important in the government and local body schools, she said efforts would be made to increase attendance to 100 per cent and measures taken to check the dropout rate.
During the meeting, Reddy instructed the officials to provide drinking and running water in all the government run schools in the State.
The Minister said through Mission Bhagiratha all the schools would be provided water for drinking and for maintenance of toilets besides addressing any gaps in basic amenities.
As part of the village development plan started by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, the government and local body schools would observe ‘Swachh Patashala’ through the month.
Awareness programmes would be conducted for students on maintaining cleanliness not just on the school premises but also at their homes, she said, adding that a detailed review would be held on higher education after the budget session.
The Minister who asked visitors not to greet her with bouquets but with note books, said that she had received close to 30,000 notebooks in a single day. These notebooks would be distributed to students in the government-run schools.
The Education Minister launched e-news magazine of the School Education Department on the occasion. The magazine will feature stories of students who excelled in academics and teachers for their best practices in teaching. She also inaugurated a conference hall at State Institute of Educational Management and Training.