K M Dayashankar
RAJANNA-SIRCILLA: The Karimnagar district land oustees welfare association has urged the district administration to upgrade the existing government primary school in the R&R colony of Chinthalthana village into the English medium education following the demand from the parents of the land oustees of the Mid Manair Dam reservoir as per the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
In a memorandum submitted to Collector Anuraag Jayanthi and a copy of which was sent to Vemulawada legislator Ch Ramesh Babu and released to the media on Tuesday, Karimnagar district land oustees association president Regulapati Venkat Rao said that the land oustees of MMD project were resettled in the R&R colony after sacrificing their precious agricultural lands as well as villages. But, they were having inadequate facilities in the R&R colony with the shortage of teachers to teach about 168 students including 45 in the first class, he stated.
Following the outbreak of the pandemic virus and displacement of all sections of society, the villagers were unable to send their wards to the private schools by shelling out a huge amount. The villagers were preferring only government school because of free education and the strength in the school was increasing considerably due to high enrolment, he said and added that the children were suffering as they do not have English medium education.
Quoting the RTE Act which states that the government should provide free and compulsory education to the children of their choice as per RTE Act, he demanded the government to upgrade the existing school into English medium education by deploying adequate teaching staff. He said that the admissions into the government would further increase with its upgradation into English medium schools.