More government schools in state, says Education Minister

More government schools in state, says Education Minister

'Itta Guri Ditta Hejje' not mandatory for school libraries: Sait

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait, recently, said that the government will start new primary and high schools in the state.

Speaking to reporters, here, the minister said, “The government has not opened new schools for the last 12 years. Since then, many new layouts have been developed and thus the government will establish more schools as per the need. A survey will be conducted in this regard.”

Sait said, “Students strength in 4,164 primary schools is less than 10. But, the government will not close or merge them.”

‘Quality of edn is poor’

“There is no dearth of teachers, infrastructure and furniture in government schools. Even teachers have job security and other benefits, but, still the quality of education is poor. People have developed a negative attitude about government schools, and teachers play a huge role in changing the mind set of people,” he said.

Though facilities have improved, relationship between teachers and students has not changed. Teachers should concentrate on providing value education.

He paid a surprise visit to Kumbarakoppal Government Higher Primary School. He also inspected drinking water facility, solar power unit, computer, science laboratories and library. Former MLC D Madegowda, Corporator Shivamadu and DDPI H R Basappa accompanied him.

When asked about the book on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and the achievements of his government ‘Itta Guri Ditta Hejje’, Sait said, “It is not mandatory for government and other schools. The government will provide books to schools which are necessary for academics. Opposition parties are creating confusion to defame the chief minister and the Congress.”

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