As a part of an initiative to provide digital education to kids in rural areas, the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) on Thursday, November 7, launched 'Skills on Wheels' bus from the Corporation Office. The 'Skills on Wheels' bus has been built to provide digital education to the kids living in rural areas.
The 'Skills on Wheels' bus will travel to six different districts of the state. The six districts include Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor, Anantapur, and Kurnool.
"In each district, at least 5 villages will be covered. Under this scheme, three groups of the society will be provided education - school children, unemployed youth and Self Help Group members," said Madhusudan Reddy, Chairman, APSSDC.
He also stated that community programs will be organised across various parts of Andhra Pradesh. "In total, various groups will be provided digital literacy for 11 hours per day. Hewlett Packard (HP) is providing technical support for this project," he added.
The expert committee for the reformation in the education on October 29 explained its recommendation to the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at the Secretariat in Amaravati. The Chairman of the Committee, Professor N. Balakrishnan had given a presentation about the actions to be taken by the government to strengthen the educational system. Till the date, the committee members have toured at the field level for several times and have met six times. The expert committee lead by Balakrishnan stated that a large amount has to be spent on strengthening the government education system. The committee further identified several key issues and the infrastructure in the public schools is in poor condition and the teaching practices are below par. They added, there is a crucial need to improve the teaching skills.
(With inputs from ANI)