Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has announced a long-term strategy to strengthen educational institutions run by the government. He has instructed the officials concerned to convene a meeting with the educationists and experts and enlist their opinions.
’’It was decided to follow the guidelines issued by the UGC, AICTE and other such institutions in the aftermath of Corona with regard to the administration of the educational institutions, conducting examinations and on syllabus,’’ said the government.
An extended meeting was attended by the chief minister on Thursday at Pragati Bhavan to discuss education-related issues amid the coronavirus outbreak. It was decided that the government will strengthen government-run educational institutions in the state.
Education Minister Sabita Indrareddy, Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, Special Chief Secretary (Education) Chitra Ramachandran were present in the meeting.
Key takeaways from the meeting held by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao
The Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials to conduct a workshop on the present situation of government schools, intermediate colleges, degree colleges and other government educational institutions.
What measures can be taken to continue the education system running with excellence
What should be done to upgrade the standards of education, etc?
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List of decisions taken in education sector by Telangana Chief Minister in view of Covid-19
The CM took the following decision in the education sector against the backdrop of the coronavirus spread.
To uphold the academic sanctity
It was decided to follow the UGC and AICTE guidelines and conduct examinations to degree, PG, Engineering final year students. While others will be promoted to the next class without any examination.
Start engineering academic year from August 17
The government is preparing to combine entrance tests schedule so that the students will not lose their precious academic year.
The government will soon take a final decision on when should schools should re-open. Subsequently, how teaching should take place, and other related issues. The state will examine guidelines given the Centre Guidelines and methods adopted by other states.
The CM said as on date, orphaned girls are studying up to 10th standard in KasturBa schools. The government will take responsibility for their further education. A policy decision in this regard will be announced shortly, the CM announced.
Courtesy: India Today
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