OommenChandy

Private-run Special Schools in Kerala to be Accorded Aided Status

Thiruvananthapuram: Private-run special schools that cater to differently-abled children will be granted aided status by the Kerala government.

In the initial phase, such schools that have more than 100 students will be considered for the aided status, according to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

Similar status would be accorded to the private-run special schools which would add 50 plus students in the next three months, the Chief Minister said.

Adding that the government has fixed 1:8 as teacher-student ratio in these schools, he said Kerala currently has 278 special schools, of which 277 are in the private sector.

Detailing the guidelines such schools need to follow, Chandy said that special schools should not collect fees from students.