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Andhra Pradesh State to introduce English medium in govt. school:

Andhra Pradesh state government is to introduce English medium from standard first to standard eight in government schools from the next academic year. It was announced by the Andhra Pradesh School Education Department. The move aims to revive the English Language Teaching Centers and District English Centers (DECs) and relocate them to District Institutes for Education and Training (DIETs).

Implementation:

♦ As per the announcement, all government, MPP, and Zilla Parishad schools and all classes will be converted into English medium. It will be implemented for I to VIII standards from the academic year 2020-21 and for IX and X standards from the academic year 2021-22.

♦ The State government has empowered the Commissioner of School Education, Andhra Pradesh, to open parallel English Medium sections in existing high schools for classes VI to X.

♦ The Commissioner of School Education will also take measures to implement Telugu or Urdu as a compulsory subject depending on the current medium of instruction in the schools.

 

♦ Teachers will be trained and equipped to teach in English, and new teachers will be recruited based on tests for their proficiency in English.

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