Residential institutions providing quality education

Government had set up 602 residential institutions catering to the needs of backward classes, scheduled castes and tribes and minorities since it took over the reins.

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The Telengana State government has asserted that steps had been initiated to fill posts in the residential schools opened for catering to underprivileged sections and minorities across the State. Social Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar said the residential schools were equipped with all facilities and measures had been put in place to see that there were no shortcomings in the management of these institutions.

In addition to ensuring significant increase in the budgetary allocations to these institutions, the government had taken steps for the healthcare of more than 4 lakh students enrolled in these schools. Steps are underway to prepare health profile of students in the residential schools. The Minister was replying to queries during Question Hour in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.

He said the government had set up 602 residential institutions catering to the needs of backward classes, scheduled castes and tribes and minorities since it took over the reins. The government was and incurring an average of ₹ 50,686 on each student studying in the residential institutions every year and teaching and non-teaching staff had been recruited on a large scale to impart education to these students.

As a result of the government’s efforts, the residential institutions were providing quality education to students on a par with the corporate schools and this could be seen from the achievements made by the students in different fields. When asked about the variation in the costs incurred for each students in some areas, he said the difference was on account of the schools that were operating from rental premises.

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