Andhra Pradesh govt proposes to merge Junior colleges with govt schools
The government of Andhra Pradesh plans to open junior colleges in public schools which are having 500 students. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is already in talks with higher education officials. There are currently 450 government junior colleges in the state and 4,675 high schools run by the Zilla Parishad in the state, according to school education department sources. Among them, there are more than 500 students in 1,050 schools. Similarly, 194 govt schools have more than 500 students.
Students from low-income families are unable to pursue the studies in private junior colleges due to high tuition fees. The government is proposing to open junior colleges in high schools. Commenting on this, Guntur-Krishna Districts Graduate Constituency MLC KS Lakshmanarao said, The Government's efforts to help students from low-income families are appreciated.
We have always wanted to start intermediate in high schools. The Kerala government has already begun Plus 2 classes in high schools. In AP, we have a special board for the intermediate.
A committee will likely be appointed soon. According to official sources, the policy will be implemented from next year based on that committee report.