It is to improve the performance of Coimbatore Corporation school students
The American India Foundation (AIF) is going to launch a ‘DE Tuition Centre’ here on Wednesday to improve the academic performance of Coimbatore Corporation school students of Classes VI to IX.
The centre is coming up under the Digital Equaliser (DE) initiative of the civic body under which information technology and activity-based approach are adopted to make the curriculum easier for children to comprehend.
V. Alexander, Regional Coordinator (DE) – Tamil Nadu of the AIF, which has a tie-up with the Coimbatore Corporation, told The Hindu here on Tuesday that the tuition centre was aimed at achieving a 20 per cent increase in marks in the examinations.
Initially, 20 students in Classes VI to VIII would be given training in one subject a day, after which the project would be scaled up.
An audio–visual classroom would be utilised to develop subject knowledge during the tuition classes, which would also feature group discussions to improve collaborative learning. The sessions would focus on developing concentration, self confidence and increase the Intelligence Quotient level of the students.
He said that the classes were structured to enable the students to have a better conceptual understanding. The classes were open for students of all the Corporation schools. The student’s assessment will be made though tests held on weekly, monthly and term basis.
Mr. Alexander said that the tuition centre was coming up at the DE office in Corporation Elementary School at New Siddhapudur.
The classes would be held daily from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. except on holidays. The DE coordinator would conduct the classes. This project was part of ‘Digital Equaliser’ Programme - for which the civic body had inked a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (2012-15) with the AIF under which subject content was provided in Tamil language through technology. It covered all the 10 high schools, 16 higher secondary schools, and one special school of the Coimbatore Corporation, which had provided 464 computers for the project.