ANDHRA PRADESH

Open schools’ sports meet

Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: More than 500 students from 50 open schools participated in the first-ever Sports Meet in the State organised by Open School for students studying in Guntur district on Saturday.

Minister for Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan Murugudu Hanumantha Rao formally inaugurated the Sports Meet on Saturday at the Pathibandla Seetharamaiah High School. Speaking on the occasion said State Government was striving to provide education all children in the age group of 5 to 14 years.

“From current academic year we have also allowed admissions into Class X in the Open Schools in the entire state, which was restricted up to Class IX,” he said. Currently 1500 Open Schools were running in the State and about 1700 students were studying in Guntur district alone.

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