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Saturday, Dec 14, 2019

Andhra Pradesh government appoints special officer for English-medium education in schools

During a cabinet meeting, a decision was unanimously approved of converting all schools into English medium institutions. As of now, 34 per cent of government-run schools are running as English medium institutions in the state.

education Updated: Nov 14, 2019 15:32 IST
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English as a medium of instruction in Andhra Pradesh schools.  (Representational image)
English as a medium of instruction in Andhra Pradesh schools. (Representational image)(HT file)
         

The Andhra Pradesh government has appointed IAS officer Vetri Selvi as the special officer for the project of introducing English as a medium of instruction in grades 1 to 12 from the academic year 2020-2021.

During a cabinet meeting, a decision was unanimously approved of converting all schools into English medium institutions. As of now, 34 per cent of government-run schools are running as English medium institutions in the state.

From the next academic year, students up to Class 6 in government schools will be taught only in English. Gradually, Grades above 6 will also be converted into English medium institutions.

In order to execute the project, the state government has decided to appoint Selvi as a special officer.