Staff Reporter

KARIMNAGAR: Minister for Higher Education D. Sridhar Babu has said that he would take all necessary steps to provide quality education and strengthen the education system in all government junior colleges in the district.

Review

The Minister conducted a review meeting about the performance of junior colleges in the district on Monday at R&B guest house. He asked the authorities to chalk out an action plan.

There are about 58 government junior colleges and 109 private junior colleges in the district.

Besides, there are around 44 other residential colleges in the district.

He said that he would accord top priority for providing basic amenities and other infrastructure facilities in government junior colleges. He said that the government had sanctioned 13 junior colleges in the district during the last academic year.

Land was allotted for the construction of nine junior colleges and the administration was taking all steps for the allocation of proper site for the remaining colleges.

He said that the government had sanctioned seven new junior colleges during this academic year.

He also instructed the officials to submit details about the regular and contract lecturers working in various junior colleges in the district. He also directed them send proposals for the development of playgrounds in the colleges with over two acres of land.

He said that the poorer sections of the society study in the government colleges and instructed the authorities concerned to provide quality education with dedication. District Technical Education Officer A. Rajeshwara Rao, deputy officer B. Kanakaiah, RIO Venkateshwar Reddy and EE (Social Welfare) Shafimiya participated. Later, the Minister held a discussion with Satavahana University Vice-Chancellor Md Iqbal Ali.