The education committee of Nagpur Municipal Corporation(NMC) has decided to introduce English medium of education in its nursery, KG-1 and KG-2 classes. The importance of English medium studies have increased a lot lately and the number of students in zilla parishad, corporation schools are decreasing day by day.
The English medium education in private schools are costly and not in reach of the poor people. Taking cognisance of this factor, the education department is mulling to provide English medium education free and in very reasonable fees.
The Nagpur municipal corporation has 178 schools including junior colleges. Wherein education from class-1 to 12 is provided. But these are not English medium schools and parents of kids are more keen for English education for the kids. Every year the number of children in municipal corporation schools are decreasing. The corporation has started some semi-English medium schools to address this problem. However, it is not proving to be enough.
The NMC has brought in a proposal for starting semi-English and English medium schools.This will help in increasing the number of students in the corporation schools. The education department has already approved the proposal and the admissions to English medium schools will start after the proposals get nod in general body meeting.
Education department will get a new life: Datke
“The education committee’s decision to start English medium schools for students is very good move. It will give new life to the education department and the number of students in corporation schools will increase.
Chairman of education committee Gopal Bohare is taking special efforts in this regard and considerable provision of funds have been made for this purpose in the budget. The NMC administration, commissioner and myself fully support this initiative and it will be implemented successfully.” said mayor Pravin Datke.
Underpriviledged students will get English education: Bohare
“The fees in private English schools cost anything between ` 15,000 to `20,000 and it is not in reach of the poor students. Hence, the education department has decided to provide English medium education from nursery itself. If needed new teachers will be appointed on hourly basis. The admission process will begin from the next academic session.” said chairman of education committee Gopal Bohare.