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KCR for free education on world standards

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday inaugurated the new 2.5 acre campus of Rockwell International School at Kokapet here.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister revealed that he had asked Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari as to why can’t we pass a Private Institutions Bill which could allow setting up of private universities in the State. He also congratulated the Rockwell management for establishing a second campus on international standards. “Education is such a wealth that no one can steal it,” the Chief Minister observed.

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao also released “Rockwell Year Book” for 2014-2015.

Addressing the gathering earlier, Kadiyam Srihari said Chief Minister KCR had instructed earlier that free education standards must be on par with the best of the best private institutions. The poor must get high quality education, he added.

Minister P. Mahender Reddy, Prof. Todd Walker, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Federation University from Australia, MLA Ganesh Bigala, Ranga Reddy District Collector Raghunandan Rao, Cyberabad Commissioner of Police C.V. Anand were also present.

The new premises can accommodate 1,500 students. It is affiliated to CBSE as well as Cambridge. The school will commence from the next academic year. The school has already commenced admissions.

Prof. Todd Walker said child of today is an adult of tomorrow. “They must be given high quality education. Rockwell’s vision is to focus on a curriculum that balances Academics, Co-curricular Activities and Personality Development with a view to enable child to become a Global Citizen. It will strive to inculcate and nurture leadership qualities in every child along with self-discipline, ethical principles, respect and concern for others. Rockwell has plans to expand into several other locations, first into Telangana, AP and subsequently pan India”, he added.

Subash Boda, CMD, Rockwell International School also spoke. Rockwell International School started its journey in 2010 with a branch in Jubilee Hills with just six students. Now it has close to 500 in its sixth year of operations, he added. (NSS)