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Recognised schools raise banner of revolt against corporatisation of education

Staff Reporter

To launch agitational programme for safeguarding the education system


  • Corporate schools seek nod to set up operations in Telangana region
  • Karimnagar district has 1,500 private schools
  • `Corporate schools will spoil educational values'

    KARIMNAGAR: With corporate schools planning to extend their reach into the Telangana region, the Government-recognised schools of Karimnagar district have raised the banner of revolt against the corporatisation of school education.

    Following some corporate schools approaching the Regional Joint Director of School Education Department seeking permission for starting their schools in north Telangana region and Karimnagar district in particular, the Government recognised schools management association have decided to launch agitational programmes for safeguarding school education from corporatisation by taking the support of local intellectuals and politicians.

    Association district general secretary and the Don Bosco High School correspondent, S. Murali Manohara Chary, told The Hindu on Tuesday that some corporate schools of Andhra region have sought permission to start schools in Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jagtial and Godavarikhani towns in the district and another 20 schools in north Telangana districts. He also alleged that the corporate school had leased a private building in Karimnagar at a cost of Rs. 6 per square foot against the existing rate of Rs. 2.

    "We do not want corporate education and spoil the education scenario in the region, which is slowly making strides in the education sector,'' he maintained. He said that a corporate school in Hyderabad had opened 18 branches and forced about 2,500 schools to down their shutters with the unhealthy competition.

    No employment

    In all over 6,000 schools have been closed in the State denying employment to several hundreds of teachers and non-teachers, he stated.

    In Karimnagar district, there are about 1,500 private schools providing employment to some thousands of people, he said. He alleged that corporate schools would spoil educational values with unhealthy competition.

    Association president B. Venkateshwara Rao urged the corporate schools management not to enter into the Karimnagar district and degrade educational values. He said they were planning agitational programmes against corporatisation of school education by mobilizing support of elected representatives, intellectuals, academicians. He also said management of private schools would submit a memorandum to corporate school managements urging them not to enter into the region.

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