Tamil Nadu

500 Atal Tinkering Labs in govt. schools: Sengottaiyan

K.A. Sengottaiyan

K.A. Sengottaiyan   | Photo Credit: B_JOTHI RAMALINGAM

Says committee is working on revising the syllabi

In the next three months, the Department of School Education will establish modern labs in 500 schools, School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan said on the sidelines of a function here on Saturday to felicitate teachers.

He told presspersons here that the department would establish the Atal Tinkering Labs in schools to kindle scientific spirit among students and improve their understanding of concepts.

The department was upgrading the syllabi of Classes II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, X and Plus Two. A committee headed by academic M. Anandakrishnan was working on the upgrading exercise and it would be in such a way that the other States would appreciate Tamil Nadu for the reforms it had undertaken.

The department would impart skill development training for teachers starting next week so that they were able to improve their teaching skills and use modern teaching aids.

To the gathering of principals and management representatives of private schools, he said they might be nursing grievances that the State government removing the rank system had affected their admission procedure, but they must understand that the government took the decision keeping in mind the students' interests.

He gave away awards to schools that had secured 100% pass in the Class X and Plus Two examinations this year.

The Academic Committee of Matriculation Schools Society, Coimbatore, had organised the function at Alvernia Matric Higher Secondary School.

Municipal Administration Minister S.P. Velumani, Collector T.N. Hariharan, Coimbatore South MLA 'Amman' K. Arjunan and Chief Education Officer P. Ayyannan were present.

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