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Andhra Pradesh government provides tabs with educational content to over 5 lakh students

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The tab will have additional eight languages including Telugu, English, and Hindi

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy publicly launched a free computer tab filled with Byju’s material to over five lakh Class VIII students in Yadlapalli, Bapatla district, on Wednesday. Mr Jagan told a public gathering that Rs 686 crore was spent to deliver 5,18,740 tablets loaded with Byju’s material for free to 4.59 lakh Class 8 students and teachers, which can be utilised even in offline mode.

“Each tab with content costs Rs 32,000. The state government intends to enhance digital mode education so that children may study conveniently in classrooms and at home. The distribution of tabs will last one week across the state and will be a yearly event,” said Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy.

The Chief Minister highlighted the key aspects of the tab, saying that in addition to Telugu, English, and Hindi, the curriculum would be in eight languages built based on the CBSE syllabus to prepare kids to do well at national level competitive examinations.

He added that secure mobile device management software had been put in the tab to safeguard data and track students’ activity and that it would also prohibit access to any undesirable material. The tabs will be covered by a three-year guarantee and can be fixed or replaced if returned to the village/ward secretariat.

According to the Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, tabs would be provided to Class VIII students each year in order to make courses more understandable and to provide a better education. He further stated that the government is taking initiatives to implement Interactive Flat Panels (Digital Display Boards) in 30,032 classrooms of Class 6 and above in 15,634 schools where Nadu-Nedu phase-I work has been completed by June 2023. Smart TVs will also be installed in foundation and foundation plus schools, he added.