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Enhance skills, students told

IT'S BACK: R. Raja Govindasamy, Director, Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, addressing students of a school in the city after launching NIE programme on Thursday. — PHOTO: G. Moorthy

IT'S BACK: R. Raja Govindasamy, Director, Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, addressing students of a school in the city after launching NIE programme on Thursday. — PHOTO: G. Moorthy  

“They must be developed from a young age”

It was essential for students to develop linguistic, logical and mathematical skills from a young age. The modules offered in The Hindu Newspaper in Education (NIE) programme were tailor-made to enhance such skills, said R. Raja Govindasamy, Director, Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, on Thursday.

Inaugurating the NIE sessions for 2010-11 at Fusco's Matriculation Higher Secondary School here, Prof. Raja Govindasamy extolled the virtues of reading The Hindu. Every aspect of the newspaper, including its advertisements, was useful to the reader, he said and added that he continued to be a student by reading The Hindu.

While urging the students to make good use of the NIE models to improve their reading, writing and listening skills, he wanted them to relate one with the other. They should also try their hand in writing, especially poetry, without any inhibition. “It is always fluency first and accuracy next,” he said. The NIE sessions, he was confident, would prepare the young ones to acquire adequate knowledge for further studies that would decide their career.

The Principal of the school, Rev. Sr. Sheela Paul, said that the students would immensely benefit from The Hindu NIE.

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