News and views about the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 and other legislation, schemes and policies impacting the Right to Education of India's Children.
Higher Education Minister P Palaniappan presents the Best Teacher Award, in Chennai, on Teachers’ Day. (Photo: P Jawahar)
Tamil Nadu is one of the top States in the country in implementing
the Right to Education Act in its fullest form, said P Palaniappan,
Minister, Department of Higher Education, here on Thursday.
“Every year the enrolment of children from the economically weaker section in private schools is increasing under RTE,” he said.
at the ‘Best Teacher Award’ function, the Minister said that the State
government had been taking many welfare measures to provide quality
education equally to all children.
“The government provides many
educational aid and facilities that will help children in their studies
such as laptops, books, uniforms, food, footwear and stationery all free
of cost,” he said.
He said that a total number of 732 primary
schools had been introduced in the last three years. Over 330 primary
and 100 high schools were respectively upgraded as high schools and
higher secondary schools.
“Over Rs 16 crore was spent on education in this financial year alone,” he said.