Over 2.7,000 government colleges in Tamil Nadu to get high-tech computer labs at a cost of Rs 210 – Edexlive

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The Department of School Education will recruit 9,494 teachers for this year in line with the annual plan of the Teacher Recruitment Board (TRB), Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi informed the State Assembly on Monday.

Responding to members’ inquiries regarding teacher vacancies in public schools, the minister said transfer councils were underway after which the exact number of vacancies would be known and recruitment would be carried out.

While responding to the debate on the request for grants, the minister said that high-tech computer labs will be set up in 2,713 colleges at a cost of Rs 210 crore to improve the skills of students and teachers in public schools. It would benefit more than 10 lakh students and teachers.

The department also planned to establish smart classrooms in all public elementary schools in the state within four years. In the first phase of the 2022-2023 academic year, 7,500 smart classrooms would be created at a cost of 150 crore. The department has allocated Rs 100 crore in 2022-23 to appoint staff to clean classrooms, toilets and premises of government high and high schools through an agency.

The department has planned to establish English labs in 6,029 public high schools and high schools at a cost of Rs 30 crore to teach students to read, write and speak English fluently. A School of Excellence will be established in Chennai at a cost of Rs 7 crore to train the next generation of government school leaders. Students here will learn fine arts, science, literature, and sports alongside regular classes.


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