VIZIANAGARAM: There is no truth in the reports that the number of beneficiaries of the Amma Vodi program has been reduced, Education Minister Botcha Satyanarayana has said. students with 75% attendance. It cannot apply if the children do not attend school regularly. The same has been made clear many times by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and former Education Minister A Suresh. There is nothing new in that. “Now, as education minister, I repeat the same thing,” Botcha said.
“How can we provide Amma Vodi benefits to low attendance students. We implement the program to encourage every student to study without dropping out of school. The eligibility criteria were clearly stated when the Amma Vodi program was launched,” Botcha said. Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will deposit the third phase of Amma Vodi’s amount into beneficiary mothers’ bank accounts during his visit to Srikakulam on June 27.
Previously, only 32% of students were enrolled in public schools. The enrollment rate in public schools rose to 65% after the YSRC government came to power in the state. “We call on all parents to use the Amma Vodi program to provide quality education to their children. Send your children to school for their bright future. The state government is committed to extending financial assistance to poor parents to provide quality education for their children,” Botcha said.
Under the Nadu-Nedu scheme, the state government develops public schools as well as private and private educational institutions. The government has partnered with Byju’s to improve the skills of students, in addition to providing quality education.
In response to a question, Botcha said that the pass rate for intermediate exams has not decreased this year. In fact, the pass percentage is higher than in 2019. As the pass percentage for SSC exams has decreased this year as a result of Covid-19, we are providing the regular pass status by running the exams again for students having failed. Apart from this, measures will be taken to address the shortage of teaching staff in schools, he added.