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Old students to double up as carrier, job guidance councilors in TN Government schools

- January 30, 2022

Chennai, Jan 30 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu government will be opening carrier and job guidance centres at its schools across the state and will be managed by the old students of these schools to support students of classes 9 to 12.

School education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi has said that while teachers and parents will be providing counseling to students, but the presence of senior students will help fill the communication gap with the students.

The Minister while speaking to BPNS said,” In the last assembly session I have announced that counseling centres would be opened in all government schools in the state to support students of classes 9 to 12 for their higher education and future carrier prospects. While teachers and parents will be involved in these centres, old students of the schools who have passed out will also be in the team as the presence of these seniors will help bridge the communication gap with the new generation.”

The state education minister said that a fund of Rs 3,08, 85,000 (Three crores eight lakh and eighty-five thousand rupees only) was allocated for this scheme.

Student module creation through workshops (curriculum, syllabus, and module), development of carrier guidance portals for students, blended training for teachers and online certificate courses, carrier guidance pamphlets, identifying and orienting talented students are the main jobs to be done by the counseling centres that are to be opened in schools.

The school education minister said that the School Education Department (SED) has launched an e-certificate service for school children. The certificates that are to be distributed include equivalence, genuineness, and Tamil medium certificates, certified copies of mark lists, and migration and conduct certificates. Generally, students had to physically visit the schools or district educational offices for these certificates.

The students can now approach e-seva centres for these certificates now and the scheme is implemented under the Tamil Nadu e-Governance agency’s e- district project.