TN govt middle schools with more than 100 students to get five teachers: Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Government middle schools functioning with more than 100 students will get five subject teachers, school education minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi announced in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Friday.
Of the 6,600 government middle schools, around 900 schools have more than 100 students studying from classes VI to VIII. These schools don’t have subject teachers.
Replying to the debate on demand for grants for the school education department, the minister announced administrative skill training for all 35,847 headmasters in government, government-aided primary and middle schools. The minister allocated Rs 10 crore to train 6,000 headmasters every year.
He announced expanding the model schools to 13 more districts covering all 38 districts in the state. The minister said Rs 250 crore was allocated for the model schools in the budget.
He announced establishing two sports schools of excellence in each district at a cost of Rs 9 crore. Government higher secondary schools without history and commerce groups would have the third group in a phased manner, Poyyamozhi said.
The school education minister announced that all government schools would conduct annual day functions from next academic year to encourage children to showcase their talent in front of their parents. Rs 15 crore has been allotted for this.
The minister announced a project to teach the Tamil language to the children of migrant labourers along with their mother tongue.
The minister allocated Rs 175 crore to establish labs in 2,996 government middle schools and 540 government high schools.
The minister also announced a campaign to create reading habit in children.

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