Amaravati: A novel initiative to provide textbooks, notebooks,
The state government is spending Rs 650 crore to supply the kits to 42,34,322
Children from class I to X will get the kit comprising textbooks, notebooks, three pairs of uniform, a pair of shoes, two pairs of socks and a belt along with a school bag.
Named ‘Jagananna Vidya Kanuka’, the initiative aims at increasing enrollment and reducing dropout rate. The recent literacy statistics released by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) has put AP’s literacy rate at an embarrassing 66.4 percent, the lowest in the country.
CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will formally launch the Vidya Kanuka initiative from a school in Krishna district on Thursday morning.
Noted education policy analyst and national convenor of MV Foundation (MVF), R Venkat Reddy says the initiative would make the children from the poor and below middle class sections feel equal to fellow kids from the elite and middle classes.
“When the interiority is removed, the results will be excellent. Hitherto, the governments had taken these crucial issues of children and education very light. The present government’s initiatives to strengthening the public education system are giving us new hope. The results may be more visible after ten years.”
He pointed out that the community exhibited sense of ownership and involvement in improving the amenities at
Through the ‘Naadu – Nedu’ programme, the government created or improved facilities in all its schools. The buildings were coloured to look new and bright.
The government believes that the distribution of text and note
The government is already paying Ra 15,000 annual cash incentive to every parent for sending kids to school.
“After creating the infrastructure and addressing the basic needs of the children, what the government should focus on now is the quality of teaching,” Venkat Reddy said.
The state government’s plan to convert all its schools into English medium from the current academic year has hit a legal block. The high court struck down the orders. An appeal filed by the government in the Supreme Court is pending hearing.