Civic school in Nellore excels in providing quality education
In general, parents prefer to admit their children in corporate schools as they expect good teaching and facilities there. But, in case of KNR Municipal School located in BV Nagar in city; parents, teachers and even employees are making a beeline seeking admissions for their children in the school.
Nellore: In general, parents prefer to admit their children in corporate schools as they expect good teaching and facilities there. But, in case of KNR Municipal School located in BV Nagar in city; parents, teachers and even employees are making a beeline seeking admissions for their children in the school. Thanks to the teaching staff who made the institution popular with their dedication and sincerity towards their profession.
This year, the school simply displayed board stating that they closed admissions for classes from 7 to 10. Now, they are accepting admissions only for 6th standard based on the merit in the entrance examination.
``Earlier, it was difficult to get a seat in the municipal school and people used to approach local legislators and other politicos for admissions. Now, the staff decided not to consider any requests since they cannot provide admission. Really, they are doing wonderful work for the development of students,'' said Janga Nagaraja, a retired teacher who resides in the same area.
He added that even government teachers are approaching for admissions in the school and some people have already admitted their kids in the school by withdrawing even from corporate institutions.
The school was started in 1972 and upgraded as high school in 1992 with around 290 students. It is having around 1,400 strength now and the school became popular as students achieved good ranks in competitive examinations. They excelled in GATE 2017, National Merit Scholarship tests, and many others where priority is being laid for overall development of the children.
Last year there were more than 350 admissions in which majority were for classes from 7-10 withdrawing from other private institutions which signifies reputation of the school. But, the school is also facing difficulties such as lack of teachers. There are only 22 teachers out of required above 40 and the shortage is being managed by recruiting Vidya Volunteers to take up classes.
Even though Municipal Minister is from the district, dearth of teachers still has not been resolved, lament parents.mHeadmaster of the school M Vijaya Prakash Rao says that their motto is to make the institution a reputed one with good standards.