For transforming the government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme on Thursday, Children’s Day. The programme introduces English medium from classes 1 to 6 in state-run schools.
He also announced and said that the government will introduce ‘Amma Vodi’ scheme in January 2020 to provide incentives to mothers who send their children to school for studying. Incentives will be given for children who aim to study till class 12.
In around 15,715 schools, the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme will be implemented which will cover almost every school in three years under a budget of Rs 12,000 crores.
Reddy said while launching the scheme at the PVR High School, “Despite criticism from detractors, we will go ahead with English medium schools as we have to prepare the students to boldly face and stand up to the requirements of the technology-driven world.”
The decision to introduce English medium in government schools has been taken to uplift the marginalised section of society.
Reddy also mentioned that there might be “some difficulties” in implementing the scheme, however, these will be overcome and said, “There would be some difficulties and challenges but we have to face them and we will overcome.”
The government will transform and develop all state-run schools by improving the infrastructure which involves setting up English Labs, providing basic facilities like furniture, toilets, running water, compound wall, blackboard, renovation under the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme.
Therefore, the programme will have a focus on the involvement of parents’ committees and maintaining a clean environment in the schools. At the event, Education Minister Adimoolapu Suresh and bureaucrats Rajasekhar Reddy and Dhanunjay Reddy were present.