AP partners with EdX to bring 2,000 international courses to state syllabus

AP government entered into a partnership EdX to provide 2,000 courses from institutions like IMIT, LSE, and Harvard to students

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  16 Feb 2024 10:23 AM GMT
AP partners with EdX to bring 2,000 international courses to state syllabus

Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government has entered into a strategic partnership with the education portal EdX to provide more than 2,000 courses from renowned institutions like IMIT, LSE, and Harvard to students. These courses will be integrated into our curriculum, and students will receive credits upon completion.

“We believe that education is not just a right but also a key to unlocking a brighter future. We must offer our children education of international standards, enabling them to compete globally and secure better opportunities,” said chief minister Jagan on the occasion.

The government has already taken significant steps in this direction, introducing English medium in government schools and initiating programs like Nadu-Nedu, Amma Vodi, and Gorumudda. These initiatives are aimed at improving the quality of education from primary to higher levels.

Digitisation of AP classrooms

Highlighting the government’s focus on quality education, CM Jagan emphasised the need to compete not just nationally but on a global scale. “If we fail to provide quality education, we risk falling behind others. Our children deserve better jobs and salaries, which are attainable only through quality education,” he added.

To further enhance the education system, the government is digitising classrooms from Class 6 onwards, providing tablets to facilitate learning, and integrating content from Byju’s. Additionally, the government has signed an MoU with the International Baccalaureate (IB) to introduce IB education for Class 10 students over the next decade.

Providing full fee reimbursement to poor

The government said that it is committed to providing education to remove barriers such as poverty to education. “Poverty should not hinder a child’s education. We provide full fee reimbursement and accommodation to students, ensuring that financial constraints do not limit their access to quality education,” CM Jagan said.

CM Jagan also assured that if the students secure a seat in any of the 320 colleges within the top 50 ranked universities, the government will provide financial support of up to Rs 1.2 crores.

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