Chennai, June 14 (BPNS)
Tamil Nadu school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said that the ‘Illam Thedi Kalvi ‘scheme of the state education department will be extended for six months more.
‘Illam Thedi Kalvi’ or Education at doorsteps is a scheme announced by the DMK government under Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin to address the learning gap that has evolved due to the closure of schools during the pandemic. The government implemented the scheme as studies found that the benefits of in-person classes could not be matched by online classes and the objective of the scheme was to impart education to children at home. Volunteers were recruited to take classes to children for two hours a day.
School education minister in a statement on Tuesday said that the scheme will continue till normalcy returns in the functioning of schools. The minister said that as the schools have resumed the normal academics only now normalcy has not returned and that the scheme has to continue.
The minister also said that 9494 teachers would be recruited to the government schools in the ongoing year. This is to increase the enrolment of students in government schools of the state.
He also said that the students if found using mobile phones in schools will be confiscated and would not be returned.