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Residential schools for minorities

Government decides to establish 12 English medium schools

Hyderabad, July 20, 2007

The State Government has decided to establish 12 English medium residential schools for minority students in districts where minority population is substantial. A GO to this effect released on Friday said that schools had been sanctioned with Urdu as second language in Ranga Reddy, Medak, Wanapathy, Anatapur, Krishna, Nellore, Karimnagar and Nalgonda (for boys) and Guntur, Kurnool, Chittoor and Nizamabad for girls. A budget of Rs. 3.37 crore was sanctioned for setting up the schools in private accommodation this year.

While replying to the debate on Sachar Committee recommendations in the Legislative Council, the Minorities Minister Mohammed Ali Shabbir announced this decision. He said that the Government had also decided to reimburse the tuition fee upto Rs. 10,000 a year for students of minority communities pursuing higher education.

The Minister said while referring to the benefits that would accrue from extension of four percent reservations for minorities in education this year, he said 160 seats would go to them in medicine, 4,000 in Engineering, 880 in MCA ,480 in MBA, 440 in Law and 1840 in post graduation courses. The minister said that the government was committed to implement the recommendations of the committee.

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