Bengaluru: The Department of Public Education on Saturday July 23 approved Rs 992.16 Crore to construct nearly 6,600 new classrooms in State’s primary and high schools.
Government school students across the State have complained about the infrastructure’ deteriorating condition. Students complained about water leakage and poor ceiling work in their classrooms at a meeting with Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on May 16 at the beginning of the 2022–23 academic year.
The government has decided to build around 6,601 classrooms for the academic year 2022–2023. According to a statement from the Education Department, 3,616 classrooms in government higher primary schools will be built at a cost of Rs. 13.90 lakh each, and 2,985 classrooms in high schools will be built at a cost of Rs. 16.40 lakh each. Over 1,500 classrooms will also be built in pre-university (PU) colleges with the funds.
Funds for the construction of classrooms will be used from the School Development Planning, Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board, Comprehensive Environment Plan for the Mining Impact Zone, and District Mineral Funds, stated the Education Department. The government has made sure that all classrooms will be built by the end of 2022.