Heralding Edu Revolution to Make State 100 pc Literate
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday told the State Assembly that the government headed by her had heralded an educational revolution in Tamil Nadu during the past 2 years through various pro-active measures and the State would soon become 100 per cent literate.
Replying to the discussion on the motion of thanks to the Governor’s address, the Chief Minister said, after her government assumed office in May 2011, she had ordered filling up of 68,481 teachers’ posts, of which 51,757 vacancies had been filled up adopting the reservation policy. In one go, my government had given appointment orders to as many as 20,920 teachers. As far as non-teaching staff, she had granted 19,673 posts, of which, 10,220 posts have been filled up already.
The number of SSLC students which stood at 8.38 lakh during 2010-11, went up to 11.40 lakh during 2013-14. The number of Plus Two students stood at 7.16 lakh in 2010-11, reached 8.40 lakh during the current year.
The pass percentage for SSLC examinations which was 85.3 per cent, had gone up to 89 per cent in 2013. Similarly, the pass percentage in the Plus Two examinations which stood at 85.9 per cent in 2011 increased to 88.1 per cent in 2013.
As far the higher education is concerned, government engineering colleges have been started Tiruchy, Theni, Dharmapuri and Thanjavur districts. Besides, 11 polytechnic colleges have been started so far. As many 24 constituent colleges and 12 government arts and science colleges have also been started. National Law School has started functioning in Srirangam.
To improve the infrastructural facilities of colleges, `100 crore was allocated and vacancies of teaching staff were filled up by adopting reservation policy.