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Education Minister Bangarappa Announces Initiatives for New Academic Year

Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa Announces Initiatives For New Academic Year

Addressing a prelude meeting for MLC elections at the district Congress Bhavan office in Brahmagiri, Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa shared plans for the upcoming academic year. He highlighted key initiatives aimed at enhancing the education system in Karnataka.


Academic Upgrades

Minister Bangarappa announced the commencement of preparations for the new academic year in government schools across the state. He revealed plans to upgrade 500 schools to Karnataka Public Schools (KPS) starting from the current academic year. Funding for this initiative will be sourced from CSR funds, with Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar overseeing the responsibility. Additionally, Minister Bangarappa outlined a vision to establish an additional 3000 KPS schools over the next three years.

Changes in Evaluation

Bangarappa addressed recent changes in evaluation policies, stating that this year, SSLC students were granted a 20% grace mark for their welfare. However, he emphasized that this concession would be limited to the current academic year. Beginning from the upcoming academic year, there will be no provision for grace marks for students appearing in the SSLC annual examinations.


The meeting was attended by several prominent figures including Ashok Kumar Kodavoor, Manjunatha Bhandary, M A Gafoor, Mamata Gatty, K Jayaprakash Hegde, Kishan Hegde, P M Shahid, P M Mohammed, Veronica Cornelio, Ayanur Manjunatha, K K Manjunatha, Prasad Raj Kanchan, Ramesh Kanchan, and Bhaskar Rao Kidiyoor.


Minister Bangarappa’s announcements signify the government’s commitment to enhancing the quality of education and ensuring fair evaluation practices in Karnataka’s schools. As preparations for the new academic year progress, these initiatives aim to provide students with better learning opportunities and a conducive educational environment.

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