TIRUCHI: Headmasters of 12 government schools in the district that achieved hundred per cent results in the SSLC examinations 2008-09 were honoured here on Saturday.
Laptops were presented to each Headmaster at the function organised by the Shivani Group of Institutions at Shivani Institute of Technology at Navalurkuttapattu near here.
P. Perumalsamy, Director, Directorate of School Education, gave away the laptops, besides honouring heads of 10 aided schools that also secured hundred per cent results. Mr. Perumalsamy said that the State government had been taking lot of efforts to impart quality education to the students. Besides, the government had been giving free textbooks, free uniforms, free bicycles and free lunch as part of an effort to provide education for all students.
The number of schools in the State had gone up over the years and so was the enrolment of students. Dr. Perumalsamy said that funds to the tune of Rs. 139 crore was sanctioned by the Central and State governments under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abiyan for various activities.
The funds had been utilised for activities, including training teachers and providing necessary infrastructure, in 200 middle schools that had been upgraded to high schools. The strength of teachers would be increased in these schools. The introduction of Computer Science subject from the sixth standard from 2009-10 was an effort to make students computer savvy besides paving the way for computer-aided learning. Textbooks had been supplied to the schools across the State, he said adding that the distribution would begin on June 1.
K. Swaminathan, Chief Educational Officer, Tiruchi, said that Tiruchi district's overall pass percentage in the SSLC and Plus Two examinations was over 90 per cent — primarily due to efforts of teachers, headmasters and students. This year's target was to achieve 96 per cent. P. Selvaraj, chairman, Shivani Group of Institutions, and E. Ramasaamy, Director, Shivani Institute of Technology, spoke.