The Centre might not fully agree with the decision of the Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy government to introduce English medium in all the state-run schools, but it has certainly appreciated the reforms being brought in by the state government in the education sector.
On Thursday, the Narendra Modi government was all praise for the chief minister for taking steps to attract students to schools and improve the literacy rate in the state even during the Coronavirus pandemic situation.
At a time when many states are yet to reopen the educational institutions and are struggling to take up online education, Andhra Pradesh government has introduced several schemes to see that students are not put to loss and on the other hand, they evince interest in returning to schools.
At the 57th general council meeting of National Council for Education, Research and Training (NCERT) held through webinar, Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal spoke to education ministers and officials of various states to discuss the strategies to save the academic year in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic.
The Union minister appreciated state education minister Adimulapu Suresh for implementing schemes like Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, Nadu-Nedu, Amma Vodi, and Jagananna Goru Mudda etc, which he said would go a long way in enhancing the enrolment of students in the government schools.
Pokhriyal also lavished praises on chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for his administration, particularly the concept of village secretariat which would bring the administration to the door step of the people.
“Jagan is taking a lot of interest to improve the educational standards. The conduct of online classes through schemes like Vidyamrutham and Vidya Kalasam are highly appreciable,” the Union minister said.
He also lauded the Jagan government’s programme of providing nutritious food to students by allocating additional budget. He asked the other states to follow the model being adopted by the Jagan government.