In a significant move, 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 June 16, Thursday. Further, the government to provide Tabs for the 8th standard students with the cost of Rs 500 crore. The MoU is part of CM Jagan’s efforts to strengthen government schools in Andhra.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “It 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.”
Jagan added that 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.
“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 CM Jagan.
Jagan thanked the steps taken byJ BJYU’S to help the system better by partnering with the government.
Byju Raveendran, CEO of BYJU’S said, “Our meeting happened a few days ago, and now we are signing MoU. Andhra Pradesh government is moving faster than a startup. 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.”
Raveendran said that the partnership is a life-changing initiative for government school students and all of us have the responsibility to ensure no children are left behind.
Andhra Pradesh government has taken another crucial step in revolutionizing the education system in the state by signing an MoU with BJYU’S. On June 16, the state government, which has made history in the field of education with programs like English medium, bilingual textbooks, Amma Odi and Gorumudda, embarked on another massive program.
The MoU was signed by Commissioner of Education S. Suresh Kumar and Vice President of BYJU’S and Head of Public Policy Sushmit Sarkar in the presence of the Chief Minister. The founder and CEO of BYJU’S Raveendran also participated virtually from the Unites States of America.
It may be noted that CM Jagan met with Byju founders, CEOs and key executives of various Unicorn companies during the recent World Economic Forum in Davos. It was there that Jagan had a meeting with Raveendran. The e-learning program was thoroughly discussed so that children in government schools could learn anywhere and anytime.