Telangana govt to set up 70 minority residential schools worth 800 crores by June 2017

Hyderabad: The Telangana government is keen to operationalise the 70 minorities residential schools, which it had sanctioned earlier this year, latest by June 2017.

At the first meeting of the board of governors of the Telangana Minorities Residential Educational Institutions Society, convened by minister of education Kadiyam Srihari, at his chambers on Monday, officials of various departments were advised to prepare a detailed road map on the issue. He instructed the secretary of the Minorities Welfare Department (MWD) Syed Omer Jaleel to keep him apprised of the developments with regard to the same.

Deputy chief minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who is the chief patron, said that the officials have been instructed to begin efforts to identify land parcels where these schools can be constructed.

They have been advised to coordinate with the administration of various districts.

"We have identified 35 buildings where the schools will run and the search for the remaining ones is on," the deputy chief minister Ali added. "Students will not have to take any entrance test to study here," he further shared.

Sources said that setting up of these schools will give rise of employment of both teaching and non-teaching staff.

The posts, the sources added, are likely to filled in the next two years.


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