537 elementary, middle schools in district

Collector T.K.Ponnusamy on Thursday inaugurated the new school building of the middle school at Senathipathi village in Tirumanur block in Ariyalur district constructed at a cost of Rs.10 lakh.

The Collector said there were 537 elementary and middle schools in Ariyalur district and about 57,000 boys and girls were studying in these schools.

New schools

He pointed out that three new elementary schools were started this year in the district and 10 elementary schools were upgraded into middle schools.

Mr Ponnusamy thanked Ramasamy of Senathipathi village for donating 20 cents of land for the middle school in the village. He said all facilities would be provided in the elementary and middle schools in the district.

Palai D.Amaramurthy, MLA of Ariyalur, Karthiyayini, Chief Educational Officer, Kumar, panchayat union chairman of Tirumanur and others spoke.