AP govt to set up RRPS, commences operations in June 2008: CM

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Hyderabad, Oct 1 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said Rural Residential Public Schools (RRPS) would be set up under Public-Private Partnership (PPP)in the first phase at all assembly constituencies, commencing operations in June 2008 During an interaction with the delegates from various Industries, NGOs and educational institutions, organised by AP Invest Corporation here, Dr Reddy said MoUs would be signed with the interested groups from tomorrow to set up the schools.

Dr Reddy said the Government would allocate land and 50 per cent of the recurring costs for the schools.

The management's share in the admissions would be 25 per cent, while 50 per cent of the seats would be set aside for reservation category. The remaining 25 per cent would be filled through open competition.

Locations for the schools would be announced at a meeting with the partners on October six.

Assuring that the Government would provide land to the private partners on long-term lease, Dr Reddy said the RRPS was aimed to provide quality education to academically-brilliant children belonging to rural and semi-urban areas in the State.

The RRPSs would provide the students a full-fledged library, laboratories and facilities for sports and co-curricular activities.

UNI

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