August 23, 2016
Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa today announced a dozen new schemes for the government-run schools in the state. Also, funds to the tune of Rs.60.80 crores have been set aside to carry out the projects.
Making the announcements under Rule 110, the Chief Minister said that three primary schools will be upgraded to middle schools, and 19 middle schools will be converted into high schools. These schools, she said, will create 95 new teaching vacancies. Infrastructure facilities, including drinking water, toilet, and kitchen, will be provided at a cost of Rs. 28.52 crores.
She said that a primary and middle school will be started for the 564 and 1127 students who were relocated, along with their families, to Perumbakkam and Ezhil Nagar, after the floods last year.
SABL Cards to the students of 7,000 government and aided schools in 10 districts; rain coats, boots and socks for students in the hilly terrains, math and science kits, virtual classrooms, and bigger cash incentives for the teachers are among the 12 announcements that were made under Rule 110 today.