Andhra Pradesh ties up with the IB board to design a new curriculum.
On Wednesday, the Andhra Pradesh government and the Switzerland-based International Baccalaureate (IB) inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to implement the IB curriculum in government schools.
"It is with great satisfaction I join this pivotal endeavour, to integrate International Baccalaureate (IB) program with government education, spanning from Class 1 to Class 12. The most important thing is the partnership, ensuring quality education which is going to be the most critical factor for the upcoming generation, to be put up for a test, i.e., be it in employment opportunities, moulding them to become future leaders," said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
This endeavour represents a shift in norms by making the International Baccalaureate (IB) accessible to government schools. By integrating IB into the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) board, the government intends to implement a progressive transformation of curriculum, educational modules, and benchmarks.
Critical Aspects of the IB Curriculum:
- Holistic growth:
Combining theoretical knowledge with practical applications to prepare students for real-world problem-solving.
- Interdisciplinary education:
Enhancing students' understanding of the world by connecting concepts across various subjects.
- Consistent growth:
Classroom learning is prioritised, skills are developed, and extracurricular activities are encouraged to ensure a well-rounded education.
- Leadership skills:
To empower students to become impactful leaders, we cultivate critical thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.
- Switzerland-based International Baccalaureate (IB)
- Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy