Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh would introduce the International Baccalaureate (IB) syllabus in government schools.
Stating this, school education principal secretary Praveen Prakash said he had a fruitful meeting with the global IB delegation comprising Balkrishna, India in charge of IB, Amy Parker, director of marketing and communication, Bannayan, global director for business development and with the senior officers from the AP school education department.
"We discussed the roadmap for IB-AP Joint certification for the Class 10 and 12 project. Along with changes in the syllabus, the state government is exploring the possibilities of undertaking other innovative programmes in government schools, he said.
Praveen Prakash met senior officers of the Spanish and German embassies including deputy head of mission, Spain, Elena Perez- Villanueva Del Caz, education attache Manic Eugena and Matthias Stahle.
"We discussed the development of Digital Teacher (AI-generated) for teaching German and Spanish languages. The AP government has equipped high schools with the digital infrastructure in the form of Interactive Flat Panels in all Classrooms, provided TABs to students from Class 8 along with robust Internet connection and is exploring the possibilities of undertaking other innovative programmes in government schools, he said.
He said the AP government is collaborating with Spanish and German embassies in introducing AI generated 'Digital Teacher' to teach Spanish and German lessons to students. He said this initiative would open up job opportunities for AP students overseas.
He held discussions with Sabeer Bhatia, founder of Hotmail, regarding the programme to create awareness on business principles among the students at their early stages. Entrepreneurship courses tailored for students in grades 9 to 12 developed by Hotmail Founder Sabeer Bhatia are to be made available in state government schools.
These initiatives would create more employment opportunities for students from marginalised sections studying in state government schools, he said.