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Andhra Pradesh Government to introduce English Medium from Class 1 to 8

Andhra Pradesh government has decided to introduce English medium from Class 1 to Class 8 from the next academic year for which the teachers will be given the required training.

At a review meeting on education, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “Nearly 70,000 teachers would be trained for teaching in English medium in the District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs).

He also mentioned that every year in January, the vacant posts for teachers would be filled up. Also, the teacher-student ratio will be maintained at all times. Climate Change, Road Safety and Environment would be also a part of the curriculum.

“An action plan should be prepared to ensure that every Mandal has one Junior College and wherever possible high schools should be upgraded to junior colleges and an elaborate exercise should be carried out to identify the places where they should be set up. In the same manner, every assembly constituency should have one Degree College,” the Chief Minister added.

The state has a plan to remodel 44.512 schools under the ‘Then and Now’ scheme. The first phase aims to cover 15,410 schools.

“Every phase should cover Panchayatraj, Municipal, Tribal, Social, BC Welfare and other schools. The first phase should be completed by March 14, 2020 and there will also be a social audit,” said the Chief Minister.

He also urged the parents to be involved in the education of children and instructed the officials to improve the quality of mid-day meals and eggs being provided to the students.