Karimnagar: Mannemplalli Primary School is a classic example of successful English schools. It is important to remember the success of this school following the objections raised by various sections against the decision of the state government to introduce English in all public schools in the state from the next year school.
The first primary school in the former district of Karimnagar to introduce English as the medium of instruction, Mannampalli Primary School is located in the mandal of Thimmapur and gets a huge response from the people. These results were only made possible through the dedication and hard work of the teaching staff in cooperation with the school management and the gram panchayat. In order to attract the students attending the private schools in Karimnagar town nunnery, the teachers of this school had decided to introduce English and started it from the 2014-15 school year. Initially, they started English Medium in Class I, II with 25 and 30 students respectively.
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Since primary schools were not allowed to hold English classes at the time, they had to contact the city administration and IT minister KT Rama Rao to get permission. Speaking to Telangana Today, Kariveda Mahipal Reddy, a teacher who played a vital role in bringing English to the school, advised that they had to approach KT Rama Rao as the Head of Education of the district (WD) refused to give permission.
While giving permission, officials refused facilities such as additional teachers, funds and the like for the school. Undeterred by this, they appointed two private teachers in addition to the existing four teachers with support from the SMC and the gram panchayat. Except for successful schools, the government did not provide English books to other schools at the time. So they bought books in the market with the help of philanthropists. Teachers also helped provide shoes and other necessities for students, he said.
At first, the teachers found it difficult to give lessons in English because they had no previous experience. To overcome the problem, they used to prepare lessons well in advance in English and teach the students. Not only Mannampalli, parents from surrounding villages such as Porandla and Mallapur were also motivated to join their neighborhood in this school, he informed. As a result, the school’s strength grew to 160 within a few years.
Now there is no admission for Telugu medium. All classes from class I to V are taught in English. Currently, the enrollment of the school is 110. Principal G Ravinder believed that it came to fruition only through the dedication and hard work of the teaching staff. They would work to improve the force further, he said.
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