Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

VIJAYAWADA: Reiterating that spending on revamping public schools under the Mana Badi Nadu Nedu program is an investment in human capital to ensure a bright future for children, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy blasted the TDP for the opposition for describing it as excessive spending and attributing political motives.

Concluding the short discussion on ‘Vidya Vaidyam – Nadu Nedu’ at the State Legislative Assembly on the penultimate day of the current session on Tuesday, he said that when the YSRC came to power, the infrastructure Government schooling was in shambles with the old TDP regime doing everything to make a waste of it with vested interests of promoting corporate schools that benefit the few. “This has led to the increase in the number of school dropouts and the previous regime cared the least. We decided to change everything and our three years of effort started to show results,” he said.

To support his argument, he made a presentation on the renovation of a Mandal Parishad school in Naravaripalle, the home village of TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, and the government school in Kuppam, the Assembly constituency represented by the leader of the opposition. The two schools, which were in a dilapidated state three years ago, have now turned into model schools with better infrastructure.

YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister

“The world is changing, its needs too. Today we are in 2022 and what will be the educational needs of 2040?. The whole world is developing policies to meet the challenges ahead. Unfortunately, when we came to power, the education system of the 1950s was still in vogue and public schools were totally neglected. The main challenge ahead of us was how to change the education system to ensure a brighter future for our children and what to do to shape the next generation into confident and capable youth. Our response is Nadu-Nedu and a plethora of educational reforms that followed,” he explained.

Jagan criticized his predecessor for neglecting the importance of English education, the CBSE curriculum, the midday meal program, the provision of textbooks and basic amenities in schools. “They didn’t even manage to build toilets for the female students. Their whole purpose was only to support a few business schools,” he alleged.

The state government has fought not only for the right to education, but also for the right to English and the right to higher education with incentives ranging from pre-primary to college education, while that the previous dispensation had attempted to push public schools into oblivion in favor of corporate schools. , he alleged.

“We have set our priorities well and wanted to see the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) improved significantly by providing incentives and also revamping the schools under Nadu-Nedu. We called for 12 visible changes to be put in place in public schools, including toilets, drinking water, repairs, tubes and fans, furniture for students and teachers, green boards, paintings , an English lab, a compound wall, a kitchen shelter, additional classrooms and digital interactive panels,” the Chief Minister said.

Even pre-primary schools and Anganwadi centers are also being developed under Nadu-Nedu. In the first phase, 15,715 schools were revamped at a cost of Rs 3,700 crore. The digitization of classrooms will be implemented from the start of the next school year. Under the second phase of Nadu-Nedu, 22,344 schools will be renovated, including 16,911 unique schools. The number of students in public schools increased to 44.29 lakh in 2021-22 from 37.20 lakh in 2018-19, he pointed out.

Regarding educational programs, he said that Amma Vodi is unique under which the mother is incentivized to send her children to school with the provision of aid of Rs 15,000 per year with the endorsement of 75% of attendance and Rs 1,000 each should be donated to the school maintenance fund. A total of Rs 19,617 crore has been spent on the scheme over the past three years. Under Goru Muddha, the state spent Rs 1,800 crore, while spending was only Rs 450 crore a year under the previous government, which did not clear dues from ayahs, he said. he declares.

Vidya Kanuka kits are given to students on the school reopening day which cost 886 crores. For students and teachers in class eight, 5.18 lakh tabs will be given in the last week of November. The tabs will be preloaded with content from Byju, which serves as a home tutorial. Vidya Deevena is the other incentive where full reimbursement of expenses is given with Vasathi Devena who takes care of hostel and mess expenses and the total amount amounts to Rs 11,717 crore, he pointed out.

VIJAYAWADA: Reiterating that spending on revamping public schools under the Mana Badi Nadu Nedu program is an investment in human capital to ensure a bright future for children, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy blasted the TDP for the opposition for describing it as excessive spending and attributing political motives. Concluding the short discussion on ‘Vidya Vaidyam – Nadu Nedu’ at the State Legislative Assembly on the penultimate day of the current session on Tuesday, he said that when the YSRC came to power, the infrastructure Government schooling was in shambles with the old TDP regime doing everything to make a waste of it with vested interests of promoting corporate schools that benefit the few. “This has led to the increase in the number of school dropouts and the previous regime cared the least. We decided to change everything and our three years of effort started to show results,” he said. To support his argument, he made a presentation on the renovation of a Mandal Parishad school in Naravaripalle, the home village of TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu, and the government school in Kuppam, the Assembly constituency represented by the leader of the opposition. The two schools, which were in a dilapidated state three years ago, have now turned into model schools with better infrastructure. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister “The world is changing, and so are its needs. Today we are in 2022 and what will be the educational needs of 2040?. The whole world is developing policies to meet the challenges ahead. Unfortunately, when we came to power, the education system of the 1950s was still in vogue and public schools were totally neglected. The main challenge ahead of us was how to change the education system to ensure a brighter future for our children and what to do to shape the next generation into confident and capable youth. Our response is Nadu-Nedu and a plethora of educational reforms that followed,” he explained. Jagan criticized his predecessor for neglecting the importance of English education, the CBSE curriculum, the midday meal program, the provision of textbooks and basic amenities in schools. “They didn’t even manage to build toilets for the female students. Their whole purpose was only to support a few business schools,” he alleged. The state government has strived to achieve not only the right to education but also the right to English and the right to higher education with incentives ranging from pre-primary to college education, while the previous dispensation had attempted to push public schools into oblivion in favor of corporate schools. , he alleged. “We have set our priorities well and wanted to see the Gross Enrollment Rate (GER) improved significantly by providing incentives and also revamping the schools under Nadu-Nedu. We called for 12 visible changes to be put in place in public schools, including toilets, drinking water, repairs, tubes and fans, furniture for students and teachers, green boards, paintings , an English lab, a compound wall, a kitchen shelter, additional classrooms and digital interactive panels,” the Chief Minister said. Even pre-primary schools and Anganwadi centers are also being developed under Nadu-Nedu. In the first phase, 15,715 schools were revamped at a cost of Rs 3,700 crore. The digitization of classrooms will be implemented from the start of the next school year. Under the second phase of Nadu-Nedu, 22,344 schools will be renovated, including 16,911 unique schools. The number of students in public schools increased to 44.29 lakh in 2021-22 from 37.20 lakh in 2018-19, he pointed out. Regarding educational programs, he said that Amma Vodi is unique under which the mother is incentivized to send her children to school with the provision of aid of Rs 15,000 per year with the endorsement of 75% of attendance and Rs 1,000 each should be donated to the school. maintenance fund. A total of Rs 19,617 crore has been spent on the scheme over the past three years. Under Goru Muddha, the state spent Rs 1,800 crore, while spending was only Rs 450 crore a year under the previous government, which did not clear dues from ayahs, he said. he declares. Vidya Kanuka kits are given to students on the school reopening day which cost 886 crores. For students and teachers in class eight, 5.18 lakh tabs will be given in the last week of November. The tabs will be preloaded with content from Byju, which serves as a home tutorial. Vidya Deevena is the other incentive where full reimbursement of expenses is given with Vasathi Devena who takes care of hostel and mess expenses and the total amount amounts to Rs 11,717 crore, he pointed out.