On the 20th of August, the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) released the Academic Calendar for the current (2021–22) academic year in Andhra Pradesh (A.P.)
As per the SCERT Academic calendar, there would be 70 holidays, 188 working days in this 2021-2022 academic year. In addition, as per the Education Department directions, schools would conduct baseline examinations, 4 formative (structured) examinations, 2 summative (abstract) examinations and pre-final examinations. The decision to follow the new guidelines and examination format was taken by Mr. Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of A.P., recently. On the 16th of August, the Chief Minister released the academic calendar.
Later, the SCERT redesigned this academic calendar and curriculum considering the ongoing Wuhan virus, also known as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Dr. B. Pratap Reddy, the Director of the SCERT and 35 experts from various disciplines participated to form the academic curriculum. The details of schools, district teacher training institutes and teachers in the state have been added to the academic calendar time as per the governance plan.
This time, the Andhra Pradesh Government has included topics like school safety, disaster management, joint programs of the Central and the State governments, comprehensive education, adult education, teacher training, teacher competency enhancement, scouts and guides, NCC, career guidance.
In addition, the academic calendar also includes State Governments’ welfare schemes like Amma Vodi, Manabadi Nadu – Nedu, Jagananna Gorumudda, Jagananna Vidya Kanuka, English medium education and other State run programmes.
In the new education system of Andhra Pradesh, the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) would enhance students for the future. It would enhance students in self reading, supervised reading, preparation for competitive exams as well as a water clock, games, revision, revision teaching, and library activities conducted at each school.
It is also planned for the first and the third Saturdays to be No-bag Day. Students from 9th to 12th grade are advised to be aware of career guidance once a week.
Lastly, due to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus, the authorities at each school would ensure every student follows COVID-19 guidelines like social distancing, wearing face masks and complete Sanitization.
The schools for primary and secondary classes started from the 16th of August in Andhra Pradesh.
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