English medium schools: An opportunity in Tier II and Tier III cities
Rural India: English medium schools mushrooming across villages
16 Oct, 2010, 02.11AM IST, Jayashree Bhosale & Gulveen Aulakh,ET Bureau
In the past five years, an average of 100 English-medium schools have been added every year in the Panchkula region, comprising Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, J&K and Himachal Pradesh, since 2005.
There are no official or documented numbers available, and most private schools are unrecognised, but anecdotal evidence points to this growing trend. In Andhra, nearly half the Urdu schools in Kurnool and about a third each in Hyderabad and Nizamabad have been replaced by an equal number of English-medium schools in the past 2-3 years, says Parveen Sayyed, national Urdu coordinator of Hyderabad-based Pratham Education Foundation, an NGO working in school education.
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