Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh said Sunday the state government is in favor of holding intermediate and other entrance exams as they represent an important milestone in students’ academic careers.
Mr Suresh participated in a national consultation, chaired by the Union Minister of Defense, Rajnath Singh, to discuss the implementation of intermediate and entrance examinations for admission to professional courses. He said that the Andhra Pradesh government conducted mid-term audits during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic last year, strictly adhering to standards and, if the situation allowed, it was ready to conduct the audits this year as well.
“The state is ready to introduce the CBSE curriculum in all state schools as part of the reforms in the education sector. The idea is to give public school students access to private institutions, ”he said, calling on the center to organize training for teachers in online teaching and assessment and a separate vertical for conducting exams and teacher training programs to accomplish.
Vaccines for teachers
Mr Suresh also appealed to the central government to allocate the state a separate quota of COVID vaccines to vaccinate all teachers before schools reopen.
The Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, the EU Minister for Women and Children Development and Textiles Smriti Irani, the EU Minister for Forests, Environment and Climate Change and Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and the Minister of State for Education Sanjay part Dhotre. Union Secretary, Higher Education Amit Khare; School Education Secretary Anita Karwal and senior officials from the Ministry were also present.
Discussions have been held on the topics of board exams to be run by the Central Board of Secondary Education and other state boards for Grade XII, as well as the All-India entrance exams for various higher education institutions and professional courses.