Tamil Nadu is one of the top States in the country in implementing the Right to Education Act in its fullest form, said P Palaniappan, Minister, Department of Higher Education, here on Thursday.
“Every year the enrolment of children from the economically weaker section in private schools is increasing under RTE,” he said.
Speaking at the ‘Best Teacher Award’ function, the Minister said that the State government had been taking many welfare measures to provide quality education equally to all children.
“The government provides many educational aid and facilities that will help children in their studies such as laptops, books, uniforms, food, footwear and stationery all free of cost,” he said.
He said that a total number of 732 primary schools had been introduced in the last three years. Over 330 primary and 100 high schools were respectively upgraded as high schools and higher secondary schools.
“Over Rs 16 crore was spent on education in this financial year alone,” he said.