Hyderabad: In what has come as a Children’s day gift, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy to facelift 45,000 government schools under the scheme “Nadu Nedu”.

The YSR led government envisaged to revive the state’s education sector, launched ‘Nadu Nedu’ (Then and Now). The programme revamps the infrastructure, basic amenities and metamorphoses on par with private schools.

“The massive reforms in the education sector is the manifestation of the wishes of the people of the state. During the Padayatra, people voiced strongly for revamping the system and making education facilities accessible. We are doing just that, said the Chief Minister.”

He further pointed out that children and youth must be ready to face competition in the global job market. “The state of Andhra Pradesh needs an overhaul in the current system and equip our students with all language of the globe English, we need to provide conducive infrastructure for them to learn. The children need to be motivated, financially and morally to prepare them for globally competitive. The state is making all these investments for the betterment of the citizens and the state, he added .”

The Nadu Nedu (Then and Now) scheme will have a detailed project report that will give a pictorial view of depicting how the schools look now and how they will look like after implementing the scheme while the government to focus on revamping nine parameters, which include: provision of lights, fans, blackboards, furniture and compound wall, construction of toilets, repairs and painting of classrooms, providing safe drinking water and provision for English labs.

This apart, upgrading teaching and learning skills will be their prime focus, they said. Introduction of English as medium of instruction from Class 1 to 6, Making Telugu compulsory, improving quality of mid-day meals, supply of textbooks, uniforms and shoes to the students on time, maintaining teacher-student ratio, introduction of skill development programmes besides appointing a committee to monitor the functioning of private schools, are some of the reforms to be adapted.

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