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Tamil Nadu schools may have accreditation system

Accrediting schools with grades is one of the many ideas that are being brainstormed as Tamil Nadu is preparing for an overhaul of its school education system after a decade.

Published: 07th August 2017 12:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2017 07:52 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

CHENNAI: Accrediting schools with grades is one of the many ideas that are being brainstormed as Tamil Nadu is preparing for an overhaul of its school education system after a decade.

Distinguished academic M Anan­d­a­k­r­i­s­h­nan, who is heading the committee that is framing the new school syllabus, in an interview to Express said that frameworks for evaluation of not just the students, but the teachers and schools are required.

“In due course we would also like to create all those elements which would help to accredit a school. Like that of NAAC accreditation, we should be able to accredit a school. Like a particular school would get 3.45 and some school gets 3.85 and so on. So they would try to work hard and achieve more points,” he said.

Anandakrishnan said the state, going forward, must have a “vision document” on what its philosophy of school education is. On the exercise of drafting the new syllabus, he hoped to complete by Oct. According to him, it was the habit of schools focussing only on the “anticipated questions” that has ruined the current generation of students.

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