Come the 2022-23 academic year, government schools in Andhra Pradesh will shift to outcome-oriented education that brings about positive behavioural changes and transforms students into global citizens by developing social and collaborative skills.
‘Child is not the reason for his or her low performance’ will be the mantra for the teachers and the headmasters to follow to achieve the set objectives in tune with the National Education Policy-2020.
“Teachers and headmasters should be aware of it and take responsibility for students’ performance. The State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) has been entrusted with maintaining academic standards and ensuring all students attain the learning outcomes relative to their class and age,” School Education Commissioner S Suresh Kumar has said.
Focused implementation of the NEP-2020 by revising and revamping every aspect of education, including regulation and governance, and aligning it with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Quality Education) would be the top priority of the government Suresh Kumar said.
As a significant step towards achieving the set goals, infrastructure in government schools was being completely refurbished with new classrooms and digital learning aids, besides clean toilets, playgrounds, art sessions, etc.
Career counselling for students from class VIII onwards, duly involving teachers and parents, would be another path-breaking initiative to nurture talent in the right direction.
“We are creating a conducive learning environment in all schools under the Mana Badi: Nadu-Nedu programme. It’s now time to ensure adequate learning outcomes among the children through effective classroom transactions,” the School Education Commissioner noted.
As district Collector in Medak and Guntur, Suresh Kumar, who contributed to enhancing standards in government-run schools, is now seeking to take the process to the next level across the state.
He has addressed the headteachers of schools and the Mandal and regional level educational officers on the reform agenda, beginning with an innovative and flexible lesson plan for each class and subject.