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1190 Gurukul schools soon: Srihari

Telangana Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister K Srihari today suggested the Centre to prepare an education policy to enable the states to implement need based policies to foster education to bridge the gap between institutions and industry that provide scope for employment opportunities. He was participating in 63rd national workshop on Educational Policy chaired by Union Human Resources Development Minister Smrithi Irani at New Delhi’s Vignan Bhavan.

Later he told media persons that he made suggestions to the Centre to give free hand and funds to the states for complete overhaul of education system with innovation, incorporating latest technologies for quality education. He sought the Centre to extend financial assistance for 1190 Gurukul Schools to be opened in Telagnana State soon. ‘We are preparing plans to implement this scheme successfully’ he said. There is difference between government schools and private ones in offering education, he said. ‘Our government will focus on girls education’ he added. ‘We will implement our flagship program of free and intensive KG to PG education from next academic year’. (NSS)