Hyderabad: The state government on Friday said that it is meeting with success in one of the objectives of the Education Fortnight launched earlier in the week with over three lakh students being enrolled in schools till Thursday.
An official statement said that students’ enrolment is in full swing and by Thursday, 3,14,910 children under 5+ group were enrolled in Class I as part of the “Education Fortnight” being observed throughout the State.
The number of out-of-school children/dropouts admitted in schools is 8610, and the number of out-of-school children/dropouts admitted in special training centers, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) and so on is 3266 and the number of Class V children transited into Class VI is 4,76,707 and the number of Class VII children transited into Class VIII is 4,17,974.
The Chief Minister, while appreciating the drive, renewed his appeal to teachers, officials, public representatives, students and parents to participate and fully involve in the Education Fortnight in all the habitations in the State in a big way.
Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy said education will be the spring board for the future of children and every child has the right to education. He said the focus should be on the enrolment of children, retention improving literacy and providing quality education at all levels.
The government is spending about Rs 2,500 crore towards infrastructure, 1,067 school complexes and other facilities including construction of model schools during the fortnight.
The second week of the fortnight from June 20 will be designated as Children’s Entitlements Week. Distribution of school uniforms, textbooks, inauguration of school buildings, laying foundation stones for construction of High School complexes and creating awareness among parents on Nutrition and Health Education and empowerment of girl children and so on will be taken up.(INN)