Jagan reviews education dept, asks officials to improve quality of food for students

During a review meeting of the education department held here on Thursday, the Chief Minister directed the officials to take steps to provide Byju’s e-content in textbooks of classes 4 to 10 in addition to uploading it on tabs being provided to students.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  13 Oct 2022 1:53 PM GMT
Jagan reviews education dept, asks officials to improve quality of food for students

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy instructed the education department to take swift action on reports coming from village secretariats on various issues related to the running of schools. He also instructed officials to improve the quality of food being provided to students under the Jagananna Gorumudda scheme.

During a review meeting of the education department held here on Thursday, the Chief Minister directed the officials to take steps to provide Byju's e-content in textbooks of classes 4 to 10 in addition to uploading it on tabs being provided to students.

The officials informed Jagan that of the total 5,18,740 tabs intended to be supplied to teachers and class 8 students, 1.5 lakh tabs have already arrived for distribution. The Chief Minister said once all the tabs are ready, content should be uploaded on them. He underlined the need to provide content in the form of hard copies too.

In view of the digitalisation of classrooms, broadband facility must be provided to all schools, Jagan told the officials. He agreed to increase the cloth size of school uniforms and also said stitching charges will be increased from Rs. 40 to Rs. 50 per pair.

Explaining the facilities being provided in schools under the second phase of the Nadu-Nedu scheme, officials told the CM that Rs. 1,120 crores have been released so far in the present fiscal.

The department is getting ready to distribute the Jagananna Vidyakanuka kits by April next for the academic year 2023-24. Jagan was informed that they have already begun the process of calling tenders to take up works under the Nadu-Nedu scheme.

The Chief Minister lamented that a section of the media has been politicising government decisions though the state is trying to bring revolutionary changes in the education, medical, and agriculture sectors. Officials should work with dedication to implement the government policies while overcoming all bad propaganda, he added.

Education minister Botsa Satyanarayana, school education special CS B. Rajasekhar, school education commissioner S. Suresh Kumar, intermediate education commissioner M.V Seshagiribabu, state assistant project director B. Srinivasulu, school education advisor A. Murali, Nadu-Nedu programme director Dr. R. Manohar Reddy, and SCERT director B. Pratap Reddy were among those present.

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