The State government’s dream concept of providing free education from kindergarten (KG) to post-graduation (PG) to the poor is going to materialize shortly. The construction of buildings, infrastructure and other facilities have been completed and the campus is ready for inauguration at Gambhiraopet mandal headquarters in Rajanna Sircilla district.
During the Telangana movement, K Chandrashekhar Rao as the TRS President promised to provide KG to PG free education to the poor students after the formation of the State. Fulfilling his promise, Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao had established a number of residential welfare schools across the State. But the latest institution is first-of-its kind in the State – a KG to PG educational institution developed on the same campus with all modern facilities.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao, who announced plans for establishment of the KG to PG campus at Gambhiraopet in 2021, took the initiative which is now ready to be unveiled. As part of Mana Vooru Mana Badi programme, the government has taken up the project under public and private partnership with the support of Raheja Corp Foundation. Raheja foundation developed the institution under its corporate social responsibility.
The campus is developed in a sprawling six acres of land by spending Rs 3 crore with corporate facilities. A total of 3,500 students including Pre-Primary, Primary, High School, Intermediate, Degree and PG can study in three language mediums such as Telugu, English and Urdu.
Besides an Anganwadi centre with a 250 seating capacity, 70 classrooms, modern digital library, science lab, robotic lab, skill development center with 50 computers, a dining hall with 1,000 seating capacity and other facilities, have been accommodated on the same campus. A girls hostel for degree students also has been constructed on the premises.
A modern sports stadium with international standards is also developed in the sprawling area of 4,500 square feet. Besides athletic track, cricket, volleyball, football and basketball courts are developed with FIFS standards.
Speaking to Telangana Today, Rajanna Sircilla District Education Officer D Radha Kishan said the works of KG to PG campus were almost completed and it was ready for inauguration. They were waiting for the appointment from the local MLA and Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao to inaugurate the center.
Telangana State Cooperative Apex Bank (TSCAB) Chairman Konduru Ravinder Rao, who is a native of Gambhiraopet, said that in order to provide quality and higher education to the rural student at the same premises, the Chief Minister has decided to establish KG to PG institution in Gambhiraopet. The Minister KT Rama Rao took special initiative to set up the campus.
“It was a common practice in rural areas to stop the education of students especially girls after SSC. But currently, girls are able to study intermediate following the upgradation of residential school upto intermediate by Telangana government,” Ravinder Rao said.
KG to PG institution would provide an opportunity for rural students to continue higher studies, TSCAB chairman opined. Students from neighbouring districts such as Kamareddy and Siddipet would also benefit with the institution.
TS KG to PG Free and Compulsory Education Scheme, As Telangana State Government taking KG to PG as prestigious programme, to implement a mega programme successfully Hon’ble CM M KCR held several meetings and discussions in various circumstances that it should not fail at any point and it should meet the actual criteria.
Recently Mr. Srihari after meeting with educationalists, higher officials, union leaders they came to an idea that this programme should be in three levels
- KG -4th
- V – XII
These views they are going to lay before CM and after with required changes they will announce concept paper. After wide discussions on concept paper with educationalists, union leaders, parents and them it will be finalized. TS KG to PG Free and Compulsory Education Scheme
There are different opinions on medium of teaching .But on Tuesday many of them gave a clarity that teaching in primary sections should be only in mother tongue.
As there are some problems to give residential facilities for primary section, they are thinking to give breakfast, milk after noon lunch, evening tiffin, milk these children will have only their supper at their home. Rest of them i.e., from V -12th standard children will accommodated with residential facilities. Degree –PG education system will continue as usual.
Fee reimbursement will continue for these students there is no clear idea of Degree to PG is either residential basis or non-residential. Soon, final decision will be taken by Mr. KCR.
We have known earlier that honourable CM Mr.KCR going to inaugurate the mega programme “KG to PG”.This schemes main aim is that every student can have their education from “KG to PG” (English medium) with hostel facility. This scheme is really a boon to rural areas and for poor students because they cant spend more money for their education.
For this programme the first step is going to begin i.e., a meeting is going to held on 27th of January month by KCR with educationists.
Already CM have discussed with educational minister Jagadeeshwar Reddy, Chief secrctary Ranjeev R.Acharya, Director of school education Chiranjeevulu, Director of SCERT Jagannadha reddy, Upendar reddy, Satyanarayana reddy that possibilities like system of working/functioning.
To arrange them for each mandal or constituency, no of admissions and class of admission, teaching medium in primary section. retirement of teachers etc, these will be discussed broadly on 27th Jan 2015.
As we mentioned that the medium of teaching is English, the officials are going to collect the details of the teachers who are capable to teach in English medium and details of qualified teachers and give them the first priority and for the rest of posts they are going to recruit. So, eligible and interested candidates may utilise this opportunity.