The demand to get an admission in government schools was a thing of uncertainty. But, with the announcement of Amma Vodi programme by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's new govt in AP, the public schools are in huge demand. Let us take the case of Krishna district and understand the scenario with rise in number of admissions in government schools, including model schools, municipal, ZP and MPP schools.
According to the officials, a total of 1,51,719 new admissions happened for this academic year and 42,893 students out of them took admission in English medium schools. A total of 30,327 students for their admission in Telugu medium government schools. These figures tell us the kind of impact 'Amma Vodi' has created among the parents. Every year, the state officials run a campaign called 'Badibada' to attract students to government schools. But, Amma Vodi program has ensured to reach maximum strength in just 4 days after schools reopened.
Amma Vodi is a major initiative by Jagan's govt which is aimed at providing a financial assistance of Rs 15,000 to all mothers who join their student in a schools. Recently, the government clarified it would be applicable to all schools and extended the scheme for intermediate students too.
Gudivada Mandal of Krishna has set a record with a high admissions for English medium school- i.e 5,351, it is followed by Vijayawada and Machilipatnam with 5000+ admissions in each town. Education department officials confirm that same is the case in rest of the districts and it is going to be a handful of work for government school teachers as well.
SOURCE : GULTE