‘Class X and Inter examinations will be held as
scheduled in March’
Private schools should collect annual fee up to Rs.
12,000 per child only
Orders providing for transfer of spouses will be
issued in two to three days
HYDERABAD: The government has finally decided to opt for
State syllabus framed by the State Council for Educational Research and Training
(SCERT) in its 6,500 schools -- where English medium was introduced last year,
along with CBSE syllabus for classes VI to X -- to offer convent-type education
to poor children.
The government wanted to scrap the CBSE syllabus for these
schools long ago, as both students and teachers faced difficulty in coping with
CBSE standards, but a final decision was taken on Monday following consultations
with all stakeholders, including parents.
Ministers D. Manikya Varaprasada Rao and Mohd. Syed
Ahmadullah said the best features of CBSE study would be incorporated while
framing the State syllabus. The SCERT would be strengthened by appointing
professionals. Mr. Rao also said English language would be introduced as a
subject for all the classes up to VI in the 6,500 schools to improve English
standard of pupils and prepare them for Class VI in English medium.
Mr. Rao clarified that following the decision, students in
its schools would need to appear only for Class X examination with State
The Minister also stated that Class X and Inter
examinations would be held as scheduled in March, to enable students to appear
for the national competitive tests slated to be conducted shortly later.
Mr. Ahmedullah said the multi-coloured textbooks, supplied
last year to classes I, III and V, were being printed for classes IV and VI.
Books for all classes in schools across the State would be made available by
Answering questions, Mr. Rao said orders providing for
transfer of spouses would be issued in two to three days benefiting over 2,000
The remaining 1,164 candidates of DSC-2008 would be
adjusted shortly against available posts.
The Minister said private English medium schools could now
collect annual fees up to Rs. 12,000 per child only, as finalised by the
government in line with the committee recommendations. If a school wanted to
collect more, permission of the District Fees Regulation Committee needs to be