The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to implement the CBSE system from the 2021-22 academic year. The system will be implemented for classes 1 to 7 in all its schools and will gradually increase the system year-wise from classes 8 to 10. Hence, by 2024, all classes from 1 to 10 will be under CBSE, as AP Govt announced.
The decision came into effect due to the Supreme Court’s ongoing litigation against the conversion of all government schools, from classes 1 to 6, to English medium. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy has decided to switch over to the Central Board of Secondary Education, which is seen as a move on the sly to do away with the Telugu medium of education completely.
Under CBSE, Telugu is only a subject taught, and the curriculum will be in Hindi or English medium. However, the AP govt did not specify if it would remove the entire state syllabus and introduce the CBSE system.
While Principal Secretary (School Education) B Rajsekhar told PTI that “Introduction of CBSE system was only a proposal, this is one of the only proposals we discussed at a meeting with the Chief Minister on Wednesday. We have to study the pros and cons before going ahead, so no final decision has been taken in this regard. But the CMO clearly said in its release that “the state government will implement CBSE system from the 2021-22 academic year.”