Jaya's Push to Boost Infra, Quality of School Education
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has inaugurated a number of projects aimed at bolstering infrastructure and quality in the State-run school education sector.
Among the projects inaugurated were new school buildings, classrooms, libraries, special library sections for children and differently abled students, an English diction training module for teachers, assistance scheme for children who have lost an earning parent, improved monitoring system for district libraries and a collaborative learning programme relying on use of the Internet to deliver last mile connectivity between teachers and students in remote areas.
The CM also inaugurated office buildings.
New buildings, constructed at a cost of Rs.2.95 crore in Mathur of Erode district were inaugurated. Also inaugurated were classrooms, science labs and compound walls at 109 schools in 20 districts, constructed at a cost of Rs.97.64 crore.
Jayalalithaa also inaugurated special sections for children and differently abled students at the Coimbatore District Library, set up at a cost of Rs.60 lakh.
The administrative setup of the State-run machinery also received a fillip, with the inauguration of the new Kallakurichi Education District along with its office complex, and an integrated office complex to house the various branches of the District Education Office in Tirunelveli.
Jayalalithaa also presented laptops to officers of all district libraries at a cost of Rs.16 lakh. She also presented deposit amounts of Rs.50,000 each to 360 students, as part of a government scheme to ensure the continued education of students who had lost an earning parent.
Jayalalithaa also representatively handed over appointment orders to 593 senior Tamil teachers.
Jayalalithaa also launched a project aimed at bringing last mile connectivity between teachers and students of remote and hilly areas, by beaming classes through the Internet. The Chief Minister also launched a training module aimed at improving the English diction of teachers. Jayalalithaa also representatively gave away prizes to the winners of chess competitions held by the government across the State for schoolchildren.
She also gave away appointment orders for 23 posts in the Tamil Nadu Text Book Corporation and 504 compassionate appointments to the children of those who had died while still in service.