A significant event focusing on the theme “State Education System on the Path of Progress” convened prominent intellectuals, professors, and education experts on Monday at the civic library. The non-political Joint Action Committee (JAC) forum provided a platform for positive assessments of ongoing educational reforms in Andhra Pradesh.
H. Lajapathi Roy, chairman of Ambedkar University (Srikakulam) and former Vice-Chancellor, lauded the state government’s dedication to ensuring quality education for all. He highlighted the efforts made towards this goal and commended the government’s commitment.
M. Jagannadha Rao, former Vice-Chancellor of Adikavi Nannaya University, underscored the government’s initiatives aimed at enhancing accessibility and quality in the education sector. He emphasized the positive impact of these measures on the overall educational landscape of the state.
K. Srirama Murthy, former principal of AU Arts and Commerce College, applauded Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s emphasis on technical and high-quality education. He drew parallels with developed nations and praised the government’s focus on nurturing students’ knowledge, skills, and adaptability for the 21st century.
T. Sharon Raju, head of the Education Department at AU, shed light on the reforms’ positive outcomes for marginalized communities. He noted an increase in school attendance among Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and minority groups, emphasizing the inclusivity of the initiatives.
Retired Professor P. Viswanatham, Ch Suryanarayana from AU Commerce Management Department, and C. Venkata Rao, a retired lecturer, hailed Andhra Pradesh’s national leadership in literacy rate. They praised the state’s focus on qualitative improvements in education, aiming to develop students’ knowledge, skills, and adaptability to thrive in the evolving educational landscape of the 21st century.
The event served as a platform for experts to commend Andhra Pradesh’s strides in the education sector and highlighted the importance of ongoing reforms in shaping a brighter future for the state’s students.