Will upgrade government residential schools like private schools: Karnataka minister

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Bengaluru: Encouraged by the impressive performance of students of schools run by the Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS) in the Class 10 board exams, the state government has resolved to modernise and upgrade these schools like private schools.

These schools were established to provide quality education to economically and socially backward communities. These schools came into the limelight after the Secondary School Living Certificate (SSLC) results were declared on May 9. Ankita Basappa Konnur of Morarji Desai Residential School in Mudhol of Bagalkot district topped the exam by scoring 625 out of 625 marks.

Ankita was the only student this year who scored 100 per cent marks in all subjects. She comes from a humble background. Her father Basappa Konnur is a farmer and her mother is a housewife who often helps her husband in farming.

“To continue this excellent performance of the social welfare department schools, I have decided to ensure that all our government schools are upgraded to the level of the most advanced schools,” state Social Welfare Minister H C Mahadevappa told PTI. According to official sources, there are 833 residential schools in Karnataka.

Mahadevappa also shared the performance data of six types of government schools run by social welfare departments. 73.4 per cent students passed the Karnataka SSLC exam, while 96 per cent students passed in government residential schools. Most students performed well in the SSLC exam this year. The minister said that out of 798 government residential schools, 358 had 100 per cent pass.

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