Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Thursday requested his Karnataka counterpart B S Yeddyurappa to ensure that Telugu medium schools in Karnataka were not converted into English medium schools.
In a letter to Yeddyurappa today, Rosaiah said the century- old Telugu school on OPH Road at Shivaji Nagar in Bangalore has been converted into an English medium school and a Government Order was also issued to the effect.
"The school is having a good number of Telugu students for past many decades. I would request you to kindly look into this personally and ensure that Telugu Medium schools are not converted into English Medium schools," Rosaiah said.
Rosaiah requested the Karnataka Chief Minister to implement the Joint House Committee recommendations for mutual benefit of Telugu speaking people in Karnataka and Kannada speaking people in Andhra Pradesh.
Establishment of Telugu medium schools in Bellary, Bidar, Tumkur, Raichur, Bangalore and Kolar, providing 5 per cent reservation to Telugu students in professional colleges, filling up of vacant posts only by the eligible Telugu teaching teachers by Karnataka Government, are among the 10 recommendations adopted by the Joint House Committee constituted by the AP Government last year.