Anganwadi centres will be converted into pre-schools

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The State government plans to convert Anganwadi centres as pre-schools across the State.

According to sources, there are 3,128 centres in urban areas with a capacity of 90,000 students which will be integrated into 1,026 pre-schools. The government is contemplating imparting education in English medium without compromising on the importance of Telugu.

The State government will spend Rs.2.40 lakh on each school for upgradation and renovation. LED TVs, play items, chairs, benches and attractive paintings will be provided in each classroom. The Municipal Administration and Urban Development and the Women and Chief Welfare department will run the schools. Children in the age group of 3 to 5 will be admitted into nursery, LKG and UKG.

Sources said that the Anganwadi teachers will be trained in teaching English. The government plans to utilize the available government buildings to accommodate the students. While 803 Anganwadi centres having buildings to run the pre-schools, the government will have to provide accommodation to the rest. Chief Minister at5 a teleconference with Anganwadi staff and officials directed them to connect the pre-schools with the fiber grid project.

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