The Andhra Pradesh state government will be installing 45,000 smart televisions in government schools in an effort to narrow down the gap between private schools and public schools. Officials have stated that every government school in Andhra Pradesh will have its own smart television for digital learning.
The programme will be implemented in phases with the first phase of installation will contain 10,000 smart TVs costing a total of Rs. 50 Crore. A review meeting was conducted by state Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directing the officials that the students should not be deprived of digital education.
He also stated that the officials were also directed that students should not be left out to enjoy digital education and all the government schools must be equipped with centralized integrated system smart TVs. Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh stated that the Chief Minister has the vision to digitize 45,000 government schools by the next academic year. He further added that the officials are also working round the clock to meet the deadline for the Chief Minister’s Nadu-Nedu project for upgrading school infrastructure and reducing the student dropout rate.
Improving the learning outcomes is also under the plans of the state Andhra Pradesh government and decrease the dropout rate in all schools by taking up various measures including upgrading the school infrastructure through the implementation of Mana Badi- Nadu-Nedu Programme. The government also aims to make the parents think of the government schools for good education rather than sending their children to private schools at a high cost.