Chennai, Feb 1 (BPNS)
The Tamil Nadu education department is planning to take teachers and officials on annual foreign trips. This is following the state school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi taking 68 Class 11 government school students to Dubai and Sharjah for a four-day trip. The students who were taken abroad had performed well in a state-level online quiz competition conducted by the government.
The government is planning to take the best performing teachers and education department officials to foreign destinations. Sources in the education department told BPNS that the government would be earmarking a separate fund in the budget for the expenses of taking teachers and education department officials abroad.
The state school education department will be formulating a detailed selection method to choose the best teachers and officials. A senior official with the state school education department told BPNS that as far as the teachers are concerned punctuality, attendance, novel methods in teaching that would help and enable students to perform well would be considered for selection.
The officials will be selected on the basis of the best outcome while discharging their duties.
Sources in the education department told BPNS that 20 teachers are likely to be included in the list while the number of officials is yet to be finalized.
The school education department would constitute a separate panel to select the ideal foreign destination and the officials would visit these places and engage in an exchange programme with institutions in those countries that would share achievements with the visitors from the state.