The decision of YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy to introduce English medium compulsorily in all the government schools in the state might have become politically controversial.
But the common people seem to be appreciating the move, as it will go a long way in improving the educational standards in the schools and improving the competitiveness of the students across the globe.
This was proved by an online survey conducted by Greatandhra.com in the last one week.
The survey on the topic: “Is it wise to introduce English medium in all government schools in AP?” was conducted between November 11 and 18, in which as many as 14,312 readers took part and expressed their views.
According to the survey that concluded at 9.26 am on Monday, a huge majority of people – as many as 10,301, out of the total number of 14,312 netizens who took part in the online polling, felt that the decision was right. They account for 71.97 per cent of the total votes polled.
Only 3,507 people, accounting for 24.5 per cent, said “no” to Jagan’s decision, indicating that they do not appreciate the introduction of English medium in government schools.
The remaining 504 voters (accounting for 3.52 per cent) were undecided, as they couldn’t say whether Jagan’s decision was right or wrong.
May be, they want both English and Telugu mediums to continue and the choice should be left for the students and their parents to decide.