Vijayawada: To promote digital education in the state, the Andhra Pradesh government plans to install 10,000 smart TVs in government schools at a cost of Rs. 45-50 crore.

State education minister Audimulapu Suresh said Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy plans to digitise 45,000 schools by the next academic year in phases. In the first phase, 10,000 TVs will be installed.

Jagan’s vision is to uplift the education sector in the state by bringing the quality of education in government schools at par with private schools. Gone are the days where parents who wanted to provide good education to their children had to send them to private schools by spending huge amounts, the minister said.

During a review meeting held at the camp office in Tadepalli in the first week of September, the Chief Minister had told the officials that all students should have access to digital education and all government schools should be equipped with the Centralised integrated system smart TVs.

Further, the minister said that the officials are working day and night to meet the Chief Minister’s deadline, the start of the new academic year in June, for the completion of the work under Nadu-Nedu scheme.

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