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Church in India seeks takeover of some government schools

Archbishop says church can help raise standards in low-performing districts in Madhya Pradesh
Church in India seeks takeover of some government schools
Published: January 25, 2016 07:49 AM GMT

Archbishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal said the Madhya Pradesh government was yet to respond to its request regarding handing over some of the state-run schools in low-performing districts to the Catholic Church to improve their educational standards.

"A year ago, I personally asked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to hand over a couple of government schools in backward districts to us, so that we improve the educational standards in such institutes," Archbishop Cornelio told reporters, reported NITI Central.

"After my meeting, one of our principals wrote to the government for adoption of government schools. But we have not received any response from it," he said.

According to the archbishop, the education system in government schools needs to be improved urgently.

"I visit villages and I am of strong view that education system needs to be improved in government schools in Madhya Pradesh," he said.

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