‘Pre-primary schools should become child-friendly centres’

Anganwadis should strive to offer quality education to children, says the CM

Published: 20th September 2017 03:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2017 07:38 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan sharing a light moment with Education Minister C Raveendranath and Health Minister K K Shylaja after inaugurating the National Consultative Workshop on Care and Education of Children of Age Group 0 to 6 in T’Puram on Tuesda

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Pre-primary schools should become child-friendly centres which contribute to the mental, physical and intellectual development of children, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Tuesday.

“The present society is not paying enough attention to the care of children during their early school days. Children who are confined to the four walls of their house do not have enough interaction with the world outside,” Pinarayi said after inaugurating a three-day national consultative workshop on ‘Care and Education of Children’ organised by the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT). He said anganwadis and preschools should strive to offer quality education to children and ensure their security.

“In fact, such institutions should provide students with a home-like environment,” he said. Education Minister C Raveendranath presided over the inaugural event and said the workshop should discuss ways to scientifically improve pre-primary education. Health and Social Justice Minister K K Shylaja delivered the keynote address and said the Education and Social Justice departments should jointly take up programmes for child welfare.

Child Rights Commission chairperson Shoba Koshy and secretary, Social Justice, Mini Antony also spoke. Secretary, General Education, Usha Titus welcomed the gathering while SCERT director J Prasad proposed a vote of thanks.

Heads of various state departments, besides experts and known personalities will speak at the workshop which would conclude on Thursday.

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