05-16-2015, 05:26 PM
Chennai Corporation to open more than 20 English secondary schools
CHENNAI: City Corporation decided to start more than 20 secondary schools in English to bring children from all sections of society to the classroom. The civic body has taken the initiative to take a leaf out of the books Puts (PMC) Municipal Corporation.
PMC entered half-English medium of instruction in all schools, after several students have begun abandon in Marathi medium schools. Under the scheme, selected subjects are taught in English. PMC also introduced, e-learning, in some schools where the majority of the subjects will be taught using computers with minimal usage of cards.
Several teachers of Government of Chennai, who visited schools in Pune are plenty excited. "We have visited many schools PMC and studied the facilities of these schools. They also interacted with the primary students there in English. Volunteers Teach for India also played a key role in upgrading the standard of academics, "said Maheswari Kalpana, Director of Kottur Chennai school. The decision to start new English medium schools came after the visit. Currently, out of the 284 schools around the city only 99 schools have English as the medium of instruction.
Officials have said that they intend to implement "model Puts" in its schools. "Most parents prefer to send their children to English-medium school. Dip in admissions average Tamil schools proves this. Also, consider starting half-English medium schools. We also need teachers to have good command of the language, "said an official.
A company official said, "many parents from poor background wanting to send their children to private English medium schools, but the fees in such schools are beyond the reach of their Facilities that we offer in our schools are on a par with those offered in the private sector. schools. The problem is that the degree of information regarding our schools remains low. "
The teachers who have visited the Place said that it was a major change in facilities in schools adopted by enterprises. PMC also conducts campaigns to bring more children in their schools. The civic body has Put put away 10 lakh to advertise on their schools.