Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Monday said steps would be taken to get all the schools in the state affiliated to the CBSE.
Addressing a review meeting here on running of schools, students’ attendance, Amma Vodi, and Vidya Kanuka schemes, he said the idea was that students should appear for CBSE examinations by the year 2024.
He also said all schools should have a playground and in case there was none, land should be acquired to make a playground available.
On the Amma Vodi scheme, the Chief Minister said it was aimed at preventing dropouts and creating awareness among mothers and children towards this. Though 75 per cent attendance was made compulsory for benefiting from the scheme, the schools could not be run properly for the past two years due to COVID, he observed, and added that at least from 2022, Amma Vodi should be linked to attendance.
On the issue of aided schools in the state, Jagan made it clear there was no question of coercing the institutions to hand over the schools to the government. Those who wanted to run them on their own could do so and if they were willing to hand over the schools voluntarily, the government would take over and run them, he stated.
Education Minister Adimoolapu Suresh, Principal Secretary of School Education B. Rajasekhar, and others attended the meeting.
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