All children attending public schools will get tabs with Byju’s e-learning content uploaded in September, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said. The e-learning methodology should further strengthen students’ academic skills and make learning an activity-based exercise.
In a review meeting held on Nadu-Nedu in Schools and Digital Learning, Jagan said tabs should have proper specifications and features, and instructed officials to ensure quality and sustainability when tendering for their purchase.
“The tabs will serve them well for the next two years as students will have access to quality study materials. Maintenance of these tabs is also important and I want to make sure there is a good AMC in case something goes wrong. Officials should consider the best companies for purchasing tabs and ensure that they are delivered to students within the stipulated time frame,” Mr. Jagan said.
While asking officers to focus on setting up digital whiteboards and TVs in classrooms, Jagan asked officials to prepare an action plan in this regard. Officials informed the Chief Minister that they had followed the experts’ suggestions and planned to install interactive screens in some classrooms and television screens in other classrooms.
The chief minister has instructed officials to work on how best to use digital screens and boards. He asked them to study existing methods of using digital screens and boards, and added that they would help students better understand subjects such as math and science, which, in turn, would increase the teacher effectiveness.
The chief minister also suggested that the content be displayed on the screen and instructed officials to focus on the security of digital screens and signs and prepare an action plan in this regard by July 15.
Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, Special Chief Secretary for School Education Buditi Rajashekar, Commissioner for School Education S Suresh Kumar, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan SPD Vetri Selvi and other officials were present.