Minister of State for Primary and Secondary education Kimmane Rathnakar said that, State government will upgrade the infrastructure at the residential school established by Department of Public Instruction under Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan (SSA) scheme in Agumbe, Tirthahalli taluk.

In a press release, Mr. Rathnakar said the government has released Rs 1.50 crore for the construction of a full-fledged school building. The district administration has allotted five acres of land in Agumbe for the purpose, he said.

Education from 1st to 8th standard is being offered in the residential school that was established under SSA to support school drop-outs who were re-introduced into the education system, destitute children, children from remote areas who lack proper access to schools and those from low income groups to continue their education. At present, 70 students are pursuing their education at the establishment. Under the SSA scheme, education, food, clothing and free medical treatment will be provided children who are enrolled in the residential school.

The school is currently functioning at the Government higher primary school in Agumbe. In addition to formal education, the students are provided training in Yakshagana and sports. Construction of the new building for the residential school will commence shortly.