TAMIL NADU

Govt. schools must improve pass percentage: Lakshminarayanan

Pondicherry Nov. 6. The Pondicherry Education Minister, K. Lakshminarayanan, today said the government high and higher secondary schools should ensure that they secured at least 60 per cent pass in public examinations, and there would be no compromise on this approach.

It had been decided at a joint meeting with officials recently evolved certain measures to achieve the goal, he said declaring open a Rs. 55.55-lakh premises housing the government high school at Katterikuppam near here. The Education department had decided to offer special coaching to standard XII students who were poor in their academic performance.

Mr. Lakshminarayanan said the department was spending not less than Rs.13 crores on infrastructure. Students in rural areas must strive hard to achieve well in their academic performance.

The Speaker, M.D.R. Ramachandran, who presided, appealed to the Minister to name the new premises at Katterikuppam after Indira Gandhi.

The teachers in government schools should work with dedication as all efforts of the government would bear fruit only when the staff members were sincere and duty conscious.

The Director of School Education, G. Theva Needhi Dhas, said that the department was aiming at providing quality education.

The Joint Director of Education, Vijayalakshmi and the Chief Educational Officer, Saravanaperumal, spoke.

The Minister, later declared open a building to house additional class rooms for the Bharathidasan Government Primary school at Koonichampet. The Speaker presided. Saplings were also planted by the Speaker and the Minister on the premises of the school.