VISAKHAPATNAM: Raising the education reforms bar a few notches higher, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that the State is contemplating to add one more year to Degree level course supplementing with a job oriented training.

Addressing the Andhra University Alumni here on Friday, the Chief Minister said that the curriculum would be drafted to add one more year to the Bachelor's Degree by giving job orientation course in the final year.

'We can call it B.Com Honors or B. Tech Honors and the extra year will be dedicated for a practical course that would be useful in employment.

Concerned Departments are working in preparing the curriculum, he said and appealed to the alumni, which included Grandhi Mallikharjuna Rao of the GMR group to be proactive follow the adage learn, earn and return.

The Government is committed to revamping the education system through reforms and the 45,000 schools would be provided with basic amenities in three years.

In the first phase, 15,000 schools would be revamped at a cost of Rs 3,650 crores. English medium will be introduced from primary level from the next academic year and in four years the students will be writing board exam in English medium.

Changing the education system is my dream and i am very much concerned with a low level of enrollment ratio among BRICS nations, he said.

As a lamp spreads light in the entire room, educating one chiild will change the fortunes of a family, he said.

The Chief Minister also expressed concern over the 459 vacancies not being filed in the University. The University has the potential to be among the top five places, he said and recalled the services of great personalities like Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Kattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy who served as Vice Chancellors