Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that the government has aimed to provide quality education to the children of marginalized sections of the society and reforms are bringing back the previous glory to the government schools.
Speaking at the Teachers’ Day (Guru Puja Utsav) function held here on Monday, he said that his government had been giving top priority to education sector and the various reforms ushered in were to fully prepare the students to face the competitive world they would be entering and teachers are the sculptors who mould the students’ future.
Conveying greetings to the teachers and paying homage to former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Reddy said that the reforms brought in were aimed at providing a better society for youngsters.
“During the past three years, for education sector alone, we have spent over Rs 53,000 crore under various schemes that are aimed at placing AP ahead among the 28 states in terms of quality of education, increasing literacy rate, checking dropout rates and achieving 70 Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education”, he said.
The Chief Minister said that from revamping the schools under ‘Nadu Nedu scheme, Jagananna Goru Muddha, English medium, Vidya Kanuka, CBSE, subject teachers BYJU’s pack, tabs to eight class students, digital classrooms, upgrading teachers skills, Vidya Deevena, Vasati Deevena were the other schemes being implemented in the education sector.
Later, he presented Awards to Best Teachers.
State Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana spoke about the measures being taken by the YSRCP government to provide quality education and the efforts of the Chief Minister for giving priority to the education sector.