‘Snehapoorvam’ launched State-wide

The government is working towards creating a system whereby students in higher classes will pass without moderation, Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb has said.

He was speaking on Thursday at the State-wide inauguration of ‘Snehapoorvam,’ a programme of the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, which aims at raising the quality of high school education in the State. Until Class 8, students were promoted irrespective of whether they passed or failed in exams. This led to pass percentage in high school classes getting affected. To avoid this, teachers needed to work more proactively among students in lower classes, said Mr. Rabb.

Aid and counselling

Teachers must identify students belonging to financially backward or broken families and help them achieve their potential. This was, in fact, the objective of ‘Snehapoorvam’ – to offer counselling and financial aid to struggling students.

This programme was being implemented by the Career Guidance and Adolescent Counselling Cell. The State Education Department had allocated Rs.1.63 crore for this project.