Stage set for distribution of tabs to Class 8 students in Andhra Pradesh on December 21

at Sri Jalagam Rama Rao Memorial Municipal Corporation High School, Kothapet, Guntur

Additional classrooms under construction under “Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu” at Sri Jalagam Rama Rao Memorial Municipal Corporation High School, Kothapet, Guntur.

To distribute tablets based on electronic content VIII. to the students and teachers of the class has been laid by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, at Edlapalli ZP High School in Bapatla district on December 21, on the occasion of his 50th birthday.

The government’s decision to distribute tablets is part of the reforms implemented in the school education system since 2019.

“The Government is giving utmost importance to school education as evident in initiatives like Amma Vodi, Mana Badi Nadu-Nedu, Vidya Kanuka, curriculum reforms and comprehensive academic and administrative reforms,” ​​says S. Suresh Kumar, Commissioner of School Education. .

Amma Vodi

To increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER), Amma Vodi is being established with a subsidy of ₹15,000 annually to each mother beneficiary. So far, the government has spent ₹19,617.6 crore benefiting around 45 lakh mothers.

In phase-I of ‘Mana Badi Nadu- Nedu’ programme, facilities have been provided in 15,715 schools at a cost of ₹3,669 crore. Providing additional classrooms II. It has been included in the 11 components that make up the program of the phase. The works have been taken up in 22,344 schools, with an expenditure of 8,000 million rupees. So far, the expenditure incurred is Rs 1,237.95 crore.

Updated lunch

A revamped mid-day meal program has been launched under the ‘Jagananna Gorumuddha’ programme. Under this, children are being served five eggs and three peanut jaggery (chikki) a week. According to Mr. Suresh Kumar.

Under the Vidya Kanuka scheme, the government has provided teaching learning material in the form of student kits. Each kit contains a school bag, three pairs of uniforms with sewing charges, a belt, one pair of shoes and two pairs of socks, textbooks, notebooks, workbooks and an English to Telugu Oxford dictionary. The government has so far spent ₹2,323.99 crore under the scheme to benefit around 45 lakh children every year.

Curricular reforms

The government has implemented several curricular reforms from the 2020-21 school year, focusing on Basic Learning and Numeracy. Textbooks for grades I to VIII have been redesigned with emphasis on activity-based curriculum and made bilingual to facilitate a smooth transition to English medium.

Spoken English is being taught to all students, especially VIII. levels, as they will appear for the Class 10 public examination on the CBSE pattern in the academic year 2024-25.

VIII of this academic year. The responsible person says that the textbooks of the level have been taken from NCERT and customized with its contents.

Administrative reforms have been initiated in accordance with the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) to provide qualified teachers for all subjects from Class 3 onwards, and schools have been classified into six types in the 5:3:3:4 pattern. These are Satellite Foundational School (PP1 and PP2), Foundational School (PP1, PP2, Class 1 & 2), Foundational School Plus (PP1, PP2, Classes 1 to 5), Pre-High School (Class 3 to 7/8) . , High School (3rd to 10th) and High School Plus (3rd to 12th).

The Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a relatively new index that measures the overall performance of States/UTs on a uniform scale to catalyze transformative change in the field of school education.

Andhra Pradesh’s total score in 2017-18 was 728. He scored 902 in 2020-21, ranking 7th in the country.

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