No permission to start new preschools in Karnataka till futher notice


The department of school education and literacy was advised not to expand the number of preschools from the current 2,786 until further directions were given at a meeting convened by the additional chief secretary to the chief minister about the subject of commencing kindergarten courses in government schools.

In the meanwhile, kindergarten sessions will begin in anganwadis where employees possess a minimal PU degree, and staff will get training for it.

Anganwadi workers fiercely opposed the idea of kindergarten courses being held in schools because they feared losing their employment when children started attending at age four. To find a cooperative solution, CM Siddaramaiah assigned LK Atheeq, his extra chief secretary, to arrange talks between the two departments.