Cambridge University to train teachers and students of AP schools in English language proficiency

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University of Cambridge, famend analysis establishment in the UK, will present coaching to teachers and students belonging to authorities schools in varied municipalities in Andhra Pradesh in order to enhance their English language proficiency.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was entered into by the state municipal administration and city growth division with the University of Cambridge in the presence of chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on the latter’s camp workplace on Thursday.

The MoU was signed by state commissioner of municipal administration G S R Okay R Vijay Kumar on behalf of the state authorities and T Okay Arunachalam, regional director of University of Cambridge, South Asia.

According to an official assertion from the chief minister’s workplace, as per the settlement, the University representatives would prolong coaching to 12,378 teachers working in municipal schools together with over two lakh students throughout the state to develop their proficiency in English language.

In all 14 language labs will likely be arrange in 13 districts throughout the state. Training can even be given in Science and Mathematics, the assertion stated.

The municipal administration division will present all crucial infrastructure to the Cambridge college authorities for extending coaching. The college, nevertheless, will present coaching fully free of price underneath its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR scheme.

The teachers will endure a 30-day coaching programme to educate varied topics in English and have to move the Cambridge Assessment English take a look at. “The department has set up three English language labs at Visakhapatnam, Kurnool and Vijayawada for teaching the students. The teaching material will be prepared by the teachers of the municipal schools and will be given to the students at these labs,” the assertion stated.

The Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities has already introduced introduction of English medium in all the federal government schools from major lessons. In the primary section, major schools with lessons from 1 to 5 could be transformed into English medium, which might be launched in the upper lessons in a phased method.

The determination, which has drawn rather a lot of criticism from the opposition events, was struck down by the state excessive court docket final yr and the state authorities subsequently moved the Supreme Court the place it’s pending. “If the government gets a favourable judgement, the English medium would be introduced at the primary schools from the next academic year,” an official acquainted with the event stated.

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