The education department of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to welcome kids on the first day of their school by presenting them with roses.
Schools are re-opening on June 17 and there will be a heavy rush of students seeking admissions in Class I in AMC schools as around 4,500 students from its 139 Balwadis will be admitted during 2013-14 academic year. The strength of Class I was 2,245 students in 2012-13. Meanwhile, it is learnt that the syllabi of Class I and II have been changed from this academic year, therefore, students will be getting their free textbooks, probably by July. "To impart quality education to students appearing for SSC examination from our high schools, we have got expert teachers and 40 teachers appointed on a clock-hour-basis. We have provided free textbooks and stationery to them. We are also planning to provide free bicycles to high school students (only girls) staying 3 kms away from school. Moreover, the AMC will also be distributing free uniforms to 12,211 backward class students by spending Rs 50 lakh. The AMC will also be providing free uniforms to the needy and poor students and a provision of Rs 50 lakh has been made in the annual budget," education officer A M Shaikh said, adding that the civic body will not compromise on quality education.