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Nadu Nedu programme

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Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

 

Nadu Nedu programme

 

What to study?

For Prelims: Key features of the programme.

For Mains: Need for and significance of English education, challenges present and ways to address them.

 

Context: ‘Nadu-Nedu’ programme has been launched in Andhra Pradesh.

The programme seeks to transform government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions.

 

Key features of the programme:

  • Aim: to transform all government schools with required infrastructure and up- gradation of skills besides setting up English labs.
  • It also seeks to provide basic amenities such as clean water, furniture, compound wall, toilets etc.
  • Teachers would be imparted training to effectively implement the decision to introduce English medium from Classes 1 to 6 in government schools from the next academic year.
  • The parent committees and locals would be involved to make it an inclusive system.

 

Criticisms:

A language war has erupted in Andhra Pradesh. In this age of rapid globalization, the detractors, primarily the Opposition, has argued that the state should stick to Telugu to protect itself from cultural degradation, else it would endanger the regional language’s survival.

 

Need for English education:

Language is a means of communication. Today English is a global language, but our vernacular languages are where our thoughts form. At the same time, English is needed to reach out to people at a global level. 

 

Sources: the Hindu.

 

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