VIJAYAWADA: In view of the poor educational standards in many of the 61,000 schools in AP, the State Government has decided to bring in reforms in the educational sector and implement new educational policy from the next academic year.
To improve the educational standards, it has asked Dell and Mckenzie companies to take up the task. The representatives of the company met CM N Chandrababu Naidu Wednesday. Dell officials explained that they have good track record of helping improve educational standards in several countries like Brazil and Pakistan.
In a Powerpoint presentation made to CM, Dell representatives said when compared to other states, the educational standards in Andhra Pradesh are better, but not international standards. Explaining that their two-year old project in Haryana is yielding better results, they offered to better the educational standards in the state.
During the meeting, the school dropout problems was mentioned and the need for recruitment of more trained teachers was underlined.
Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said only when the educational standards of the slow learners in the 61,000 schools improve, the real development was possible. He said there is no dearth of schools, educational infrastructure or funds, but driving force is missing. He sought the help of Dell to infuse technology in schools for better student-teacher interaction.
In all 72 lakh students are pursuing education in the state and the Chief Minister wants to have a system in place to benefit everyone. In response, Dell representative assured to come out with a workable plan by June.
Advisor (communication) to the state government Parakala Prabhakar, school education commissioner Sandhya Rani and other officials were present.