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The Andhra Pradesh government plans to upgrade its schools with interactive flat panels and smart TVs

In Phase 1 of the Nadu-Nedu program, the Andhra Pradesh government is planning to install state-of-the-art teaching equipment in government schools that have been revamped and repaired.

Botsa Satyanarayana, the state education minister, announced Wednesday that the government would install interactive flat panel televisions in every high school classroom as well as smart TV rooms in foundation and foundation plus schools. This is being done in order to encourage students to use English in their classrooms more frequently. A total of Rs 300 crore will be invested in setting up interactive flat panels with e-learning materials in 30,230 classrooms of 15,694 schools from classes 7 to 10. As part of the installation of 10,000 smart televisions, Satyanarayana said that there will be a variety of learning content available in every school for classes 1 to 10 at a cost of Rs 50 crore.

“The government will formally launch e-content and phone tablets for students of Class 8 at government schools on December 21.”

About 4.6 lakh students in Class 8 and 60,000 faculty will get the tabs with a three-year warranty for Rs 668 crore. Additionally, Byju’s content worth Rs 778 crore will be free. As part of the “Nadu-Nedu (Then and Now)” government scheme, 15,715 schools have been repaired, renovated and revamped.

The first phase repaired 15,715 schools at a cost of Rs 3,699 crore. Besides new toilets with running water for girls and boys, there’s drinking water outlets, tube lights, fans and furniture in all the classes, and a compound wall around every school.

As part of the second phase, which was launched on August 16 last year, 16,368 government schools are being renovated for Rs 4,535 crore. Under the scheme, the government will spend Rs 16,025 crore to revamp all 45,000-odd government and aided schools. Government is also giving free school kits to students in Class 1-10 as part of the reforms in the education sector, including English as the medium of instruction in all schools. The kit comes with three pairs of uniforms, one pair of black shoes, two pairs of socks, prescribed texts, notebooks, a belt, and a school bag. In Andhra Pradesh, there are 38,532 zilla- and mandal-praja-pahad-run schools, 2,103 municipal schools, and 633 state-run schools.


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