Education Minister A. Suresh said on Saturday that due to the cancellation of the SSC and Intermediate Board exams in view of the pandemic, officials should focus on declaring the results and form a high-profile panel of experts for this at the earliest.
In a videoconference with department officials, the minister called for immediate action on the composition of the panel to ensure that the results are announced within a week.
In response to his observation of the schools reopening, officials informed him that the date would need to be finalized, taking into account the recommendations of the Ministry of Medicine and Health.
The minister urged officials to prepare the 2021-22 academic calendar and take action to start classroom teaching.
The minister said that Andhra’s Learning Transformation Support Program (SALT), which aims to improve learning outcomes, the quality of teaching practices and school management in basic education, will usher in revolutionary changes in the education sector over the next five years.
He said a project of this scale and that potential had not been implemented in the country in the past five years.
He said the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has approved funding of 1,860 billion yen to implement SALT, and said the initiative will transform state schools into vibrant and competitive institutions.
He said Mana Badi – Nadu Nedu, curriculum reforms, improved teaching practices, teacher professional development and preparing students for global competition by introducing English as the language of instruction in state schools are part of SALT.
He said the Ministry of Education’s Samagra Shiksha wing will implement the five-year project from the 2021-22 academic year to 2026-27.
Main Secretary, School Education, B. Rajasekhar, Director V. Chinaveerabhadrudu, Samagra Shiksha State Project Director Vetri Selvi, and others attended.