Gujarat: Ahmedabad gets another English medium municipal school

May 16, 2013

With the aim of providing English medium education to economically weaker sections, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) inaugurated two classes at an AMC school on May 13.

Newly-elected mayor Meenaxi Patel inaugurated Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2 at an AMC-run school in Shahpur where education will be imparted in English from coming academic session.

“Two classes of KG-1 and KG-2 will begin from June 6 in the Shahpur Municipal School Number 5 and till now 55 children have been enrolled for these two classes,” said AMC school board chairman Jagdish Bhavsar.

“Classes will be run jointly by a local NGO and the AMC school board. The priority will be for slum children. Along with all government benefits including mid-day meal, free uniforms, school bags, scholarships and bonds for female students, the curriculum will be based on the existing system,” Bhavsar said.

During annual budget presentation for the 2013-14 in January this year, the AMC school board had announced the setting up Ahmedabad Public School from the next academic session with a budgetary allocation of Rs. 50 lakh for the first phase.

“Though there are already five municipal schools in Ahmedabad where the medium of instruction is English, these were earlier Sindhi medium schools which were converted to English medium. But in the old city area, the Shahpur school will be the first to have classes in English medium,” he added.

While one is a lower primary school in Meghaninagar, four are upper primary schools located in Kubernagar, Thakkarnagar, Rakhial and Sardarnagar.

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