Frontlist | Andhra Pradesh govt in mission mode for total revamp of school educationFrontlist | Andhra Pradesh govt in mission mode for total revamp of school education
on Mar 16, 2021 The government of Andhra Pradesh has plans of introducing several new policies to revamp school education in the state. The YS Jaganmohan Reddy lead government in Andhra Pradesh is consistently pushing to promote the English language in dictionary form as part of ‘Student Kits’ The officials of the education department of Andhra Pradesh said that English Medium instruction in government-managed schools across the State is their priority while efforts are also being made to rein in the dropout rate and give an impetus to learning outcomes gathering momentum.
The government of Andhra Pradesh, in an effort to transform the school education system of the state, has also planned to introduce bridge courses (Varadhi I & Varadhi II) for students who are switching over to the English medium for instructions.
New textbooks for classes 1 to 7The government of Andhra Pradesh is currently facing criticism from opposition parties for introducing English in schools and not putting more prominence on Telugu as a medium of education in the state. The government, while responding to the criticism, claimed, “93.88% of Parents Committees opt for English medium instruction in Government schools. 96.17% of parents opt for English Medium instruction in the opinion poll.”
The education department informed that the Academic Advisory Board is currently developing new textbooks from Classes 1 to 7 in English medium. The YS Jagan government, which is firm on English push, has decided to deploy senior-level IAS officers as Special Officer to implement the English Medium project across schools.