With an aim to transform the government schools in the state into vibrant and competitive institutions, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme yesterday. The CM said that the government will overcome all the challenges with a goal to meet the requirements of what the changing world expected from the youth then years from now.
The scheme launched will be implemented in two phases where the first phase will have 15, 715 government schools. The scheme will cover all the schools in three years with a budget of Rs 12,000 crores. For the first year of the scheme, Rs 3,500 crores will be spent on the development of the infrastructure of the schools.
The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering at a school when he said that in spite of all the criticism faced the government will go ahead with the English Medium Schools as it is the need of the hour to prepare the students to meet the requirements of the world. He also added that it is being done for the future generation to prepare themselves.
Speaking about the criticism faced over the decision the CM stated that he will carry on with the mission and emphasized that the future of the coming generation is a top priority. He said that the government will transform the schools with the entire infrastructure and upgrade the skills along with setting up English labs and provide basic amenities like clean environments, furniture, toilets, running water, compound wall, blackboards, and renovation and also involve the parent committee.
Apart from the switching of schools into English medium the government also plans to launch the ‘Amma Vodi’ programme on January 9, 2020, which will encourage mothers to send their children to schools. He also stated that the government will also be taking care of the fee requirements in all the degree and professional colleges along with a one-year training for the youth training them up for the job market.
He also pointed out that the government will soon introduce a Skill Development University which will be set up 25 skill development centres and will function to have an interface with education and industry. He added that the government has created over 4 lakh jobs from which 1,3 lakh are government jobs.