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Highest allocation for education under Jaya: Minister

Posted on Jan 08, 11:32AM | UNI

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has made an all-time high allocation of Rs 14,482 crore during the current year to give a boost to school education, State School Education Minister N R Sivapathy said here today.

Speaking at the regional review meeting of the Assistant and District Educational Officers of Elementary Education,he said since the Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) was established 25 years ago, only 1,34,466 teachers have been appointed by the TRB.

Whereas in the last year alone, the AIADMK Government led by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, has apppointed 53,000 teachers.

Efforts are underway to appoint more teachers through TRB in the near future, he added.

During the previous AIADMK regime, Tamil Nadu stood first in the field of education and was pushed to 8th place in the subsequent DMK rule.

Now, Ms Jayalalithaa was making all efforts to restore the primacy of Tamil Nadu in the field of education.

He called upon high and higher secondary school teachers to ensure cent per cent results in the coming final examinations of 10th and Plus Two standards.

Stating ther were 1.35 crore rural students across the state, he asked teachers and officials to ensure all facilities were extended to rural students on par with their urban counterparts.

He wanted teachers to take oath that each one of them would enrol at least 100 new students in rurl area schools.

In her address, Secretary of School Education Department Sabeetha pointed out that the government had introduced the continuous and comprehensive evaluation schme from the standard one to eight in order to develop the thinking capacity of them and it has been evoked good response.

District Collector Jayashree Muralidharan, Former Minister M Paranjothi MLA and R Manoharan, MLA spoke.