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Converting all classes from I to VI in Primary, UP, High Schools into English Mrdium from 2020-21 GO.Ms.No.85 Dt:20-11-2019

Converting all school into English Medium Schools

GO.Ms.No.85 Dt:20-11-2019 - School Education Department - Converting all classes from I to VI in Primary, Upper Primary, High Schools under all managements into English Medium from the academic year 2020-21 and gradually increasing each further class from the Next consequent academic years- Orders- Issued.

Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.76 Education (SE.TRG) Department dt.10.06.2008.
2. G.O.Rt.No.30 Education (Prog.II) Dept, dt.20.01.2010
3. Govt. Memo No. 434390/Prog.I/2017 dt.16.11.2017.
4. G.O.Rt.No.78 Education (Prog.I) Dept, dt.05.10.2017
5. G.O.Ms.No.81 School Education (Prog.I) Department, dt.5/11/2019
6. From the Commissioner of School Education, AP., Lr.Rc.No.162/A&I/2014, dt:12.10.2019

ORDER:
         In the reference 6th read above, the Commissioner of School Education has submitted a proposal for converting all Government, MPP Schools and Zilla Parishad schools and all classes into English Medium from Grades I to VIII from academic year 2020-21 and for Grades IX & X from academic year 2021-22. 
    After careful examination of the matter, Government hereby accord permission to the Commissioner of School Education to convert all classes from I to VI in Primary, Upper Primary, High Schools under all managements into English Medium from the academic year 2020-21 and gradually increasing each further class from the Next consequent academic years in superseding the earlier orders issued vide references 1st to 5th read above in the matter. However, the Commissioner of School Education shall take appropriate and adequate efforts to implement Telugu/Urdu as compulsory subject depending on the current medium of instruction in all the Schools compulsorily in line with the Government orders in the matter.

The Commissioner of School Education shall ensure the following steps for successful implementation of English Medium schools:-

  • 1. Required teachers should be deployed in the School as per the staffing pattern prescribed by the Government from time to time and as per pupil teacher ratio for single medium.
  • 2. SCERT shall take necessary action for designing and development of Teacher Hand Books, Training of Teachers in English medium teaching skills and knowledge, Compendium of best classroom practices and other pedagogical material for supporting the teachers to be skilled in English Medium teaching.
  • 3. Director SCERT in coordination with Commissioner of School Education shall take comprehensive action for online assessment of the current English proficiency levels of the Teachers, design appropriate training programs for enchansing the English Medium teaching skills for the teachers.
  • 4. Intensive and extensive trainings must be ensured during the current academic year and during the Summer of 2020 for equipping the Teachers to teach in English Medium from academic Year 2020-21 for classes I to VIII. Number of trainings shall be given to the Teachers until improving their English Medium Teaching skills in specific subjects and in general.
  • 5. Action shall be taken for reviving the English Language Teaching Centers & District English Centers (DECs) and re-locating them in District Institutes for Education & Training (DIETs).
  • 6. Director, Text Book Press, should take action to obtain correct indents and ensure supply of English Medium Text Books to the Schools as per student enrolment for classes I to VIII well before the starting of the academic year.
  • 7. Keeping in view of the conversion of all schools and classes from I to VIII into English Medium, requirement of Teachers can be arrived at and proposals should be submitted to Government by the Commissioner School Education.
  • 8. In future, Teacher recruitments, qualified candidates with the best proficiency in English Medium teaching should be recruited.

   The Commissioner of School Education, the State Project Director, SSA, the Director, SCERT, and the Director, AP Text Book Press shall take further necessary action accordingly.
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