English Is Not A Luxury, It’s A Necessity: AP CM YS Jagan

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister was the keynote speaker at the day-long conclave titled ‘Excellence in Education’, which was held under the aegis of The Hindu Publications group. The conclave was held at The Gateway Hotel in Vijayawada.

The sessions was convened to brainstorm ideas needed improve the education system. Leaders from the academia, government and corporate sector participated in the session which was inaugurated by YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and The Hindu Group chairman N. Ram

Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, spoke about the relevance of “Bringing English Medium Education to Primary Schools in A.P.” in the inaugural session.

He also spoke about the transition of govt schools curriculam into English medium schools, training the teachers to upgrade into teaching in English, bridge programmes, the role & usgae of technology for English language skills development.
State Minister for Human Resources Development & Education -Adimulapu Suresh, STEP head of training and content development -Vijaya Padma Srinivas, Naandi Foundation chief policy officer -Rohini Mukherjee discussed on ‘Capability building required in A.P. schools to support the transition to English medium’. The session was moderated by Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) founder-director -Anjali Jain.

In another panel comprising English Helper global CEO -Sanjay Gupta, English Learning Foundation founder-director -Chandra Viswanathan, 17000 ft Foundation founder-director -Sujata Sahu, Google India product manager (Bolo) -Nithin Kashyap discussed the ‘Use of technology in supporting English skills development’. Pundi Sriram, Business Head at STEP, moderated the session.


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