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TN to demolish 10,030 government school buildings in dilapidated condition

- March 30, 2022

Chennai, March 30 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu education department has identified 10,030 government schools for demolition due to dilapidated conditions. The state government has allotted an amount of Rs 1300 crore during this financial year for the construction of new school buildings in place of the demolished buildings.

This was announced by the state school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi in a statement on Wednesday.

The minister said that the state is poised for major development in the school education sector and smart classrooms will be built to make children familiar with all sectors of learning.

He said that it has been planned to construct 18000 new classrooms and other infrastructure for schools at a cost of Rs 7000 crore under the Perasariyar Anbhazagan School Development scheme in five years.

The minister said that the district collectors and MLAs have been asked to identify the school buildings to be constructed on a priority basis.

The Tamil Nadu school education minister in the statement said that there is a government order stating that two school teachers are present while children are alighting from school bus and they must ensure that students are reach classrooms and then only allow the school buses to move. He was referring to the death of a Class 2 student who was run over by a school bus that dropped him. He said that the government would take up the matter with the school authorities at a meeting of District Education officers scheduled on April 4th.

The minister also said that the government is taking efforts to increase the academic output of students and regular monitoring of students and follow up will take place.