Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed the hope that the MoU with Byju’s will transform the lives of many poor children
AMRAVATI, Andhra Pradesh, June 17 (The CONNECT) - The Andhra Pradesh government has signed an MoU with BYJU’S, an ed-tech company to provide quality-oriented content for the government school students from 4th to 10th standard on Thursday. The government will also provide tabs for the 8th standard students at a cost of Rs 500 crore.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy expressed the hope that this will transform the lives of many poor children. The project is about handhold the government school children so that they pass out 10th and 12th CBSE exams with flying colors. “It is the dream for all of us, and the partnership would strengthen it greatly,” Reddy said.
The visual presentation and content enhancement would come through starting from 4th to 10th class at government schools, and it would be a game changer, he said.
“Content available to private school children and those subscribed to the quality content would cost around 20 to 25 thousand per annum. Now it will be available to government school students for free. Further, the government also to give tabs so that digital experience and digital knowledge is available to the children,” said the Chief Minister. The teachers would also be given proper orientation so that they can also do their part in a better way.
Byju Raveendran, CEO of BYJU’S said, Andhra Pradesh government is moving faster than a startup and it is commendable and unbelievable for a government to move at this phase. “I am excited about the opportunity given to us. Government school students to get the same access to quality education, which their counterpart in private school is having.”