AP MLAs to admit their wards in govt schools

AP MLAs to admit their wards in govt schools

AP MLAs to admit their wards in govt schools

Andhra Pradesh, which is in the process of modernising and digitising teaching in all its government schools, is  considering  enacting a bill  which makes it compulsory for the children of elected representatives to study in government schools.

The law will make it mandatory for MLAs  and ministers to enroll their kids in government schools.

According to state Tourism Minister Bhooma Akhila Priya, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is very keen on bringing the change and wants to  start the change from home, by enrolling grandson Devansh in a upgraded government school.

Akhila Priya, addressing a public gathering in Nandyala, has said the chief minister discussed  the move at  a cabinet meeting and has asked officials to prepare the draft order for its implementation.

"This shows our chief minister's commitment to provide quality education for all," Akhila, the youngest minister in Naidu's cabinet said.

The state government has already embarked on digitising 5,000 government schools by the end of this year with the help of funds provided by NRIs.

Last year, the state education department had issued an order for closing around 9,000 primary and upper primary schools across 13 districts of state citing poor strength of pupils.

There has been a debate that government schools became victims of neglect, as elected representatives, officials and public servants never send their children to government educational institutions.

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