The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up nearly 5,000 English medium primary schools. Anupama Jaiswal, minister of state for basic education, said on Saturday while claiming that they may become functional from the next academic session.
Five or more such schools will be set up in over 820 blocks of the state.
Jaiswal said that the huge demand for English medium schools prompted the government to take the decision. She has been quoted by Hindustan Times as saying that the step would cater to the demand of the parents who are seen queuing up in large numbers for English medium schools.