HYDERABAD: Introduction of English from class I in all government schools was approved on Tuesday after Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy gave the green signal to a proposal mooted by the School Education Department.

He also okayed the starting of an English-medium section parallel to the Telugu medium in all high schools from class VI, a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office said. Dr. Reddy agreed to strengthen the selected 6,500 government high schools, of a total of 10,500. Each school will have1,000-1,200 students and ‘100 per cent’ buildings, laboratories, a library, sports facilities and compound walls. A special examination for them will be conducted from April 25 to May 1. The regular supplementary examination will be conducted in the first week of June, including for those who fail in the special exam.