Bengaluru, November 07, 2022: BYJU’S Education For All, the not-for-profit arm of the world’s leading edtech company, is making its high-quality free e-learning content available to nearly 31 lakh students in Andhra Pradesh and will now aid the teaching efforts of 2 lakh government teachers in the state. BYJU has strengthened its partnership with Andhra Pradesh by providing 2 lakh free learning licenses to government teachers in the state. With this first-of-its-kind initiative, government school teachers of classes 4 to 10 will have access to high-quality, tech-enabled learning and teaching resources for science and maths that will equip them to teach better. This partnership is aimed at benefiting 30.8 lakh students across the state.
Earlier in June 2022, BYJU’S and the Govt of Andhra Pradesh signed an MoU to provide quality education to students in government schools across the state. As an extension to the agreement, this new initiative is aimed at strengthening the educational ecosystem by empowering educators with the right digital teaching assets. The Andhra Pradesh government had announced on Sept. 12 that it would be purchasing over 5 lakh tablet computers (tabs) with pre-loaded BYJU’S e-learning content.
Speaking on the occasion, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Shri. YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said, “We have launched transformative schemes in the field of education in the last three years, including the revolutionary Nadu-Nedu to improve the learning outcomes in school-going children. Our partnership with BYJU’S is a step forward to digitally empower the students of government schools in Andhra Pradesh. Integrating BYJU’S content in our curriculum will help our students access quality study material through free learning tabs for 8th standard children. We will first train our government school teachers, who will then help their students in using this cutting-edge educational content.”
Divya Gokulnath, the co-founder of BYJU’S, believes this unique model of empowering both teachers and students of government schools with e-learning tools will drive inclusivity in the state. She said, “This partnership will go a long way in providing tech-inclusive education across Andhra Pradesh. By empowering 30.8 lakh students and 2 lakh teachers with high-quality, digital teaching and learning tools, we are following an ecosystem approach to create a transformative social impact in the state. Using the right technology for teaching and learning is the need of the hour to develop the complete personality and realize the full potential of children. With the help of these resources, teachers can lay the bricks of a solid educational foundation for their students, who in turn will herald a brighter future for Andhra Pradesh and the rest of India.”
This association deepens the positive impact that BYJU’S and the government of Andhra Pradesh aim to make on the lives of the youth in the state. The state government has also started a massive project to equip all government schools with internet facilities. BYJU’S Education For All is now the largest not-for-profit initiative in Andhra Pradesh. The social venture of BYJU’S has so far provided free learning resources to more than 55 lakh students across India and aims to reach and teach at least 1 crore students by 2025.