Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has called on the officials to achieve 100 percent literacy rate by 2019. Addressing the collectors’ conference, the Chief Minister asked the collectors to cooperate in making the state a knowledge hub. He further asked them to make all the arrangements so that every child, attaining the school going age, must be made to go to school.
Naidu also asked to start 4000 cloud-based virtual classrooms with 60 schools as a group. Setting March 15 as the deadline to start the virtual classes, he suggested to get the content prepared by best of the teachers. The Chief Minister asked to catch up with the best practices for virtual classrooms in any part of the world.
He asked every department to appoint IOT (internet of things) coordinators to cope up with high standards in technology. Meanwhile, he also asked the collectors to focus on building IT towers in all districts. He suggested developing Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Amaravati as IT hubs.
He asked collectors to take measures so that RTG centers to be built in all districts within two months. During the conference, the Chief Minister also reviewed the performance of the Skill Development Corporation. Sambasiva Rao Koganti, MD & CEO of APSSDC, presented that a total of 7.25 lakh people, out of which 88 percent of them were students, are given skill development training.
The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of the department in bringing many international companies, to partner with colleges and set up skill development centres. “Leveraging technology will scale up the skilling programs, and cloud-hosted multimedia digital content must be utilized in both English and Telugu”, he said.