Intense enrolment programme to put children in schools begins
SALEM: An intense enrolment drive and awareness programme on education began in the district on Saturday to stress the importance of sending to schools children who have completed five years.
At a meeting conducted in this regard here on Friday, the Collector, N. Mathivanan, said the drive would be held till June 9. All the schools in the district would organise awareness rallies as part of the drive.
Officials of the Revenue Department would educate villagers on the importance of education through tom-toms. A survey would be conducted to identify children not enrolled in the school.
The officials would visit houses of such children, and ask their parents to enrol the children in a school nearby. Members of the village education committee and volunteers of various non-Governmental organisations would be involved in the survey.
The Collector appealed to the teachers, parents, students, representatives of local bodies, Government officials and members of non-Governmental organisations to cooperate with the district administration to ensure that all the eligible children were enrolled in schools.
The Chief Education Officer, S. Sethurama Varma, and other senior officials were present at the meeting.
In Namakkal district, Sarva Siksha Abhyan organised a rally to create awareness on the need for education. More than 1,000 students participated in the rally that began at the Government Higher Secondary School (Namakkal South). The District Revenue Officer, V. Rajaraman, flagged off the rally. The Chief Education Officer, A.S. Radhakrishnan, was present.