On Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed relevant officials to prepare for the distribution of tablets to eighth-grade students in all government schools, marking the second phase of the initiative. During a review meeting of the education department at his camp office, the CM instructed officials to organize training sessions on tablet usage, involving digital assistants from ward and village secretariats.
Reddy also urged officials to ensure that interactive flat panels (IFPs) and smart TVs are installed in classrooms of schools that have completed the initial phase of the Nadu-Nedu school renovation program by December. Additionally, he emphasized the need to provide broadband facilities to all schools equipped with IFPs and smart TVs by the same deadline.
During the meeting, officials reported that 30,213 IFPs had been arranged in 4,804 schools, and smart TVs had been installed in 6,515 schools. Reddy also reviewed the progress of TOEFL training for students, suggesting dedicating at least half an hour daily to this purpose. Furthermore, he inquired about the steps taken to introduce the International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus in government schools, emphasizing the importance of developing an action plan for its phased integration with the existing curriculum.