Highlights on Andhra Pradesh Schools:
The Andhra Pradesh State Government is planning to implement the CBSE course from the academic year 2021-22. Initially, it will begin for classes 1 to 7 in all schools. The state government plans to implement it in all classes from 1 to 10 by the year 2024.
Mumbai: Andhra Pradesh State Government has proposed to implement the CBSE course from the academic year 2021-22. Initially, it will be implemented for classes 1 to 7 in all schools. The state government plans to implement it gradually to classes 8 to 10 also.
As per the release from the Chief Minister’s office, all classes from 1 to 10 will be under the CBSE curriculum by the year 2024. According to the CBSE syllabus, the medium of study in either English or Hindi while Telugu is only an additional language subject.
It is important to note here that there is litigation going on in the Supreme Court against the conversion into English medium of classes 1 to 6 of all government schools. The state government is already facing resentment from the public in this regard.
The decision to implement the CBSE curriculum by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, is seen as a move to completely eliminate the Telugu medium of study in the state. However, the state government has given no clear indications as to whether the CBSE curriculum will be introduced parallel to the state syllabus or will completely eliminate the state syllabus.
A senior official of the Education Department said, “This is only one of the proposals we discussed at a meeting with the chief minister on Wednesday. We have to study the pros and cons before going ahead, so no final decision has been taken in this regard.”
However, in the official release, the Chief Minister’s Office has clearly said that the state government will implement the CBSE syllabus from the academic year 2021-22.