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‘Work hard, make Tamil Nadu No. 1 in education’

K.C. Veeramani, Minister for School Education, inspecting the Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur on Monday.

K.C. Veeramani, Minister for School Education, inspecting the Saraswathi Mahal Library in Thanjavur on Monday.  

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Education leads to progress and growth of an individual and contributes to nation’s complete development.

Realising its importance, the State government has been implementing a ‘Vision 2023’ programme to make Tamil Nadu take a lead in the field of education in the country and headmasters and education department officials should work hard to achieve the goals, said K.C. Veeramani, Minister for School Education.

Addressing headmasters, district and chief education officers of Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Cuddalore, and Ariyalyr districts at a meeting here on Monday, Mr. Veeramani referred to the package of assistance being extended to the students, with a budgetary support for supply of laptops and other assistances. He said the headmasters and officials should work hard for achieving the goal and enhance the pass percentage in the public examinations.

D. Sabitha, Secretary to Education Department, said 53,288 posts of teachers had been filled up in the past three years. She appealed to the heads of school with less than 70 per cent pass percentage to identify the causes for the low-key performance and improve upon it.

Earlier, the Minister honoured heads of school which secured cent per cent pass percentage in the public examinations.

Later, the Minister inaugurated a guidance programme “vetri ungal kaiyil” for scoring higher marks in the public examinations to benefit students of SSLC and class 12.

He ascertained the quality of education being imparted under the activity-based learning with students of panchayat unions in Vallam and Pillaiyarpatti. Pooja Kulkarni, State Project Director, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, and N. Subbaiyan, District Collector, explained the significance of various programmes being implemented for the benefit of students.

Earlier, Mr. Veeramani inspected the Saraswathi Mahal Library and went through various units there. He launched the upgraded website of the mahal and released re-printed books on 10 titles. It included books on Siddha medicine, Kumaresa Sadhagam, Sivaprakasa Visakam, Kumaraswamiyam, and Seshaiengar Kirthanaigal.

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