CHENNAI: In a bid to reduce dropout rates among school students, the department of School Education along with the Chennai Corporation has set up a centre for the science of learning, located on thChennai High School, Alwarpet campus.
Inaugurated by Mayor Saidai S Duraisamy, the centre will benefit nearly 80,000 students and 3,000 teachers, while it is also the first-of-its-kind across the country.
The centre aims to curb the student dropout rates by working on methods to improve their concentration levels while in class, while also working on a system, whereby students attend school more often and improve their learning skills. The centre also intends to complete these processes in time so that no student is left behind.
A team of experts, including eminent scholars from the Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) in Delhi and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bengaluru, will advice the centre on its functioning and suggestions will be implemented to improve its efficiency on a periodic basis.
Also, the Corporation has sought the help of NGOs to improve the qualities of the teachers to make the students realise their maximum potentials. The centre will also impart necessary technical education for headmasters and teachers that the 21st century education system demand.