Will ensure admission of 1 lakh students in government schools under the education scheme | Will ensure admission of 1 lakh students in government schools under the education scheme



Digital Desk, Chennai. Tamil Nadu government’s Illam Thedi Kalvi (Education at Home) scheme will ensure that one lakh students are enrolled in government schools in the current academic year. This scheme was launched by Chief Minister M.K. Stalin’s brainchild. In the scheme which is envisaged to correct the learning loss and psychological issues of the students during the pandemic, the volunteers of the state education department will reach the doorsteps of the students. According to information received from the education department, 86,550 people have already registered to serve as volunteers for teaching children under this scheme.

A total of 67,961 women, 18,557 men and 32 transgender people have enrolled for the scheme to act as volunteers and teach children. These volunteers will be selected directly by the school management committees on the basis of their educational qualification and their place of residence and experience. There has been sharp criticism from some social groups and some political parties that the Tamil Nadu government is trying to bring a national education policy through the back door by announcing the Illam Thedi Kalvi scheme.

Stalin, however, in a statement on Thursday allayed critics’ apprehensions and said the state was developing a state education policy taking into account the recommendations of senior academics. He said that this scheme would improve school education in the state and volunteers would act as goodwill ambassadors of government schools. The plan has been prepared on the basis of inputs from academicians, UNESCO and members of the Economic Advisory Council of the state government, the statement said.

(IANS)



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