Corporate schools under AP Commission scanner

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CM Jaganmohan Reddy has been talking about the complete overhaul of the education system in private sector. Accordingly, the AP Education Regulation and Monitoring Bill is passed in the Assembly. A Commission will be set up under the head of a retired High Court judge to monitor fees, admissions, teaching standards, facilities, etc. Total powers are given to the Commission to inspect and supervise schools and colleges.

Can the new bill help to really reform the corporate institutions? There’s intense competition among corporate managements to attract students by introducing a variety of courses. These schools show final results and exploit weaknesses of parents for charging huge sums. Most schools collect high fees but provide nominal facilities and teachers are also underpaid.

There are schools which charge Rs 1 lakh for 10th class for giving foundation courses to write exams for IITs, NITs and medical schools admissions.

Corporate schools and colleges mostly do not have playgrounds. They do not hold sports and games. It’s something the new Commission may also address.

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