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South Korea to help AP in skill development

South Korea to help AP in skill development
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A South Korean delegation agreed to set up a centre in Korea for Andhra Pradesh and also to establish a Korean technical institute in the state.

Amaravati: A South Korean delegation agreed to set up a centre in Korea for Andhra Pradesh and also to establish a Korean technical institute in the state.

Minister for education Adimulapu Suresh explained that they had discussed about partnership in training in Blockchain technology and on using Korean methods for the skill development and training of teachers and added that the government would start new educational programmes with South Korean collaboration.

He addressed a press conference after interacting with the South Korean delegation at the secretariat on Friday.

The 60-member South Korean delegation is visiting Andhra Pradesh. Among them, a delegation of 18 members met the minister and other officials of the education department. They discussed the prospects of mutual cooperation between AP and South Korea in school, higher and technical education.

Suresh said that the South Korean delegation was interested in education, IT, health, agriculture, fisheries, horticulture, industries and other sectors. "In education, Korea is ready to provide skill development in higher education.

It has been agreed to set up a centre in Korea, particularly for AP and a Korean technical institute in Andhra Pradesh. Korea will be partnering in providing training in Blockchain technology. The state government will bring radical changes in state education system, will start new academic programmes with the help of South Korea," Suresh said.

Minister further informed that the state government constituted two committees to improve the standards of primary and higher education in the state. School Education Regulation Committee will be headed by Justice R Kanta Rao, Higher Education Regulation Committee will be headed by Justice V Eswaraiah.

These committees will have full powers in regulating fees, monitoring standards and other matters. They will start functioning after cancellation of existing Admission and Fee Regulatory Committees (AFRCs).

Suresh said the state government has already constituted a committee on reforms in education sector. The report to be submitted by it would be handed over to the new committees; the minister said.

The Korean delegation also met Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, minister for industries M Goutham Reddy and APIIC chairperson R K Roja and others.

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