AP Prepares to Implement NEP in Schools From Next Academic Year

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Amaravati: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on reforms introduced in education sector and New Education Policy(NEP) and directed the officials to focus on construction of additional classrooms at required locations to implement the NEP in next academic year. 
During the review meeting held at the camp office here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister instructed officials to prepare an action plan regarding construction of additional classrooms and start works immediately and added to identify required number of teachers. 

The main purpose of NEP is to keep the teacher-student ratio rational and ensure subject-wise teachers. The officials informed the Chief Minister that NEP will be implemented in three phases over the three academic years from 2021–22 to 2022–23 and 2023–24 and added that 25,396 primary schools will be merged into UP (Upper Primary) schools and high schools. They said 2663 primary schools were merged this academic year in first phase covering 2,05,071 students under NEP. A total of 9.5 lakh students are covered under new education policy for this academic year. 

Officials informed the Chief Minister that CBSE has given nod for affiliation of 1,092 schools for 2021–22 academic year and added that the students will write CBSE 10th Class Board exams for the first time in academic year 2024-25. They said only 24,000 schools have CBSE affiliation globally and it’s a record that CBSE affiliation is given to 1,092 school in an academic year to a single state in a country

The Chief Minister directed the officials to increase the efficiency of District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) institutions and said teachers should be given best quality training. He instructed the officials to setup a helpline number to complain about any problems or difficulties regarding facilities in schools and the number should be displayed so that it would be visible to everyone in every school. The officials should monitor the call center and take feedback from them and take appropriate action. He also instructed the officials to lay special focus on English and make use of the dictionaries given to students. 

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