STEM education comes of age
The Indian education system has long been awaiting a changeover from the decades-old system that has currently become inefficient with regard to employability. The main disadvantage of our system is that it’s lacking in helping students innovate, solve problems, and be creative. Thus the new proposed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program hopes to achieve a more secure method of educating children keeping in mind the opportunities of the future. In order to implement the STEM system, India would require assistance from the government and other educational organizations. STEM hopes to motivate children to become problem solvers through a do-it-yourself method of education. Read more.
Results announced for All India Trade Test For Craftsmen Training Scheme
The All India Trade Test (AITT) that was held in December 2020 has come out with the results for CTS Academic session 2020-2021. The announcement was done as a collaboration between the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and the Directorate General of Training (DGT). For the 2018 version of the test, the eligibility was for trainees having supplementary in Practical and ED only. That session primarily focused on 15,000 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across India. The 2020 version of the same kept getting postponed due to COVID 19. Supplementary examinations were made available for trainees who had proper reason relating to the pandemic or the lockdown in regards to attending the tests. Read more.
AP Government launches skill-development fellowship
The Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation has launched the Jagananna Summer Fellowship-2021, a three-month fellowship program. Candidates who take part in the program will eventually take forward the research works, and develop strategic policies, which will strengthen the skill development of the state.
They will work closely in five areas: Navaratnalu, agriculture supply chain and value addition, Atmanirbhar Bharat & PLI Scheme, service sector and elderly care, and APSSDC self-revenue generation. This initiative is in response to Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s vision to grow the skill development ecosystem of the state. Read more.
AP government to launch ‘Early Childhood Care and Education’
The Andhra Pradesh School Education Department is planning to officially launch ‘Early Childhood Care and Education’. This initiative is based on the recommendations addressed in the National Education Policy 2020 and will be implemented in a phased mode in anganwadis, primary and high schools.
The School Education Department is so particular that no student will have to move more than 3 kilometers, in case he/she has to move to a present upper primary or high school. Likewise, it is also reported that in case of any insufficiency in terms of classrooms, additional classrooms will be approved under the Manabadi: Nadu Nedu scheme. Read more.