‘Should achieve 1st position in English, Maths, and Science by 2022’: CM Naidu to state education department

Updated:11 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Nov 09 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu held a review meeting on school education in the state on Thursday. The meeting revealed that the state students are now in 17th position in English when compared to the other states. They are in 6th position in Mathematics and in 11th position in Science. The CM ordered the education department officials to strive to achieve 1st position in the country in English, Maths and Science by 2022. Recently, e-attendance system is introduced in all the state government schools. As many as 41,601 schools, 1,66,931 teachers and 34,04,109 students are covered under this system. The CM suggested introducing biometric attendance system in private schools as well. The analysis of teachers’ attendance statistics showed that Srikakulam district is leading with 82.49 % teachers' attendance, whereas Prakasam district is at last position with 70.67 per cent. Naidu asked to introduce rating system for teachers achieving good results, and announced that teachers showing better performance should be given special incentives. The CM set target to the officials to build 33,145 additional class rooms, build compound walls to 21,249 schools and provide furniture to 40,665 schools by 2019-20. It is estimated that Rs 4,848 crores are needed for providing basic amenities and infrastructure. The officials informed that there are 5582 vacancies in teacher posts by October 2017 and another 501 posts will become vacant by May 2018. The CM ordered to give detailed report of standards achieved in past 3 years, in the next meeting. He asked to get content ready for digital classes. Naidu also asked the officials to ensure 100% gas connections as well as 100% utilization.

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