Legislative Council member Pakalapati Raghuvarma on Wednesday firmly opposed the proposed introduction of the CBSE curriculum in state schools, saying it was impractical to teach English to children of intermediate Telugu background.
Mr. Raghuvarma was the main guest at a meeting convened by the Andhra Pradesh Teachers’ Federation in Vizianagaram on Wednesday. During the meeting, he called on the government to postpone teacher training programs as many of them had COVID-19 under contract. Over a hundred teachers across the country had reportedly succumbed to the virus in the past month.
APTF President Koppara Bhanumurthy said the proposed introduction of CBSE was a failure, claiming that it was seen for itself in 2019. APTF State Secretaries B. Venkatapathi Raju and Dhavala Saraswati called on the government to immediately release the mandal education officers and school principals from the renovation work in Nadu-Nedu.
The President of APTF District Vizianagaram, Bankuru Joginaidu, and Senior Secretary of the APTF District, Kuruhuri Srinivasan, called on Raghuvarma to oppose the introduction of the CBSE curriculum and national education policy at the next council meeting. APTF leaders Karri Ravi and Shaik Bukhari Babu were present at the meeting.