Nagpur Municipal Corporation has geared up to start English medium schools in slum areas, one each in six Assembly segments of Nagpur. The schools will be started from this academic session, with the help of Akanksha Foundation.
Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari has stated that Memorandum of Association (MoU) has been signed with the Foundation. Classes from KG-I, KG-II and Standard – I will be started from this academic session.
The proposal was pending before the NMC, which could not be approved last year due to administrative difficulties. The difficulties have been removed and the Municipal Commissioner has cleared it. The English medium classes will be started in Rani Durgavati Primery School (North), Babhulvan Marathi Primary School (East), Baburao Bobde Primary School (South-West), Ramnagar Primary School (West), Rambhau Mhalginagar Primary School (South) and Gopalrao Motghare (Khadan) Hindi Higher Primary School (Central).
Tiwari said that the curriculum of State Education Board will be followed in these classes. He has also appealed to social organisations to come forward to support Hindi and Urdu medium schools in the city. Staff for these classes will be appointed by the Foundation. The expenditure on salary will be borne by NMC and the Foundation.