VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced on Friday that internet facility will be provided to all public schools in the state. At an education review meeting here, he also asked officials to appoint special officers for the upkeep of public schools.
Jagan asked officials to initiate the bidding process and procure tabs to distribute to Class VIII students in public schools. They must also work towards digitizing education using modern technology.
The CM instructed officials to prepare SoPs for the schools renovated under the Mana Badi-Nadu Nedu. “Give a special officer responsibility for these and all schools should have the internet facility. The guidelines should be ready before the next review meeting,” he said.
Jagan said he personally oversaw the quality of uniform clothing. Preparations should begin for the distribution of the kits in April as part of the Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, he said.
The chief minister said tenders should be finalized for the distribution of the tabs and the order should be placed immediately.
Jagan also reviewed the digitalization of classrooms and said an action plan should be prepared for the implementation of smart TVs and interactive TVs in every classroom. There should be no shortage of textbooks and the content should be liberally accessible to all. For this purpose, they can be converted into PDF files, he said.
Orders should be taken in advance from private schools according to their needs and supply can be made accordingly.
Regarding the safety and protection of female students, the CM said that ANMs and female police officers from village secretariats should sensitize on issues of safety, protection and health of female students in schools. Interaction sessions should be more frequent.
The chief minister said that a female teacher should take care of the orientation vis-à-vis the problems encountered by the female students.
Minister of Education Botsa Satyanarayana, Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, School Education SCS Rajasekhar, School Education Commissioner Suresh Kumar, Government Advisor A Murali, Chief Secretary of Women and Child Welfare Department AR Anuradha, director of women’s development and child protection A Siri, director of MDM Divan, mines director Venkat Reddy and other officials attended the meeting.