Tamil Nadu Government’s schemes like “Pudhumai Penn” and “7.5% Reservation” have played a historic role in the enrollment of fresh students in Government Higher Education Institutions. During a function at Thanjavur District on Friday, T.N. School Education Minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said to reporters. The function was organized by District Education Department with an NGO.
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He said that Schemes have been initiated to bring equality between government schools and private school students. In the step of strengthening poorer students, “Pudhumuai Penn and 7.5% Reservation schemes attracted 11 lakhs students to enroll in Professional courses in Government Higher Institutions in past two years.” The schemes also encouraged 80,000 students as a result they enrolled in government schools this year only.
The first scheme provides 1,000 Rs monthly to girls students to enhance their participation in gov. schools to Higher Education Institutions until completion of their Professional Graduate Degree/ Diploma/ITI or other courses. The second Initiative is considered by Madras High Court for five years in the step of ensuring social justice and encouraging socially weaker students’ participation in Higher institutions for professional, Engineering, Law, and Agriculture studies, by the M.K Stalin government.
Answering an alleged question that many government schools are running without Heads, Minister Poyyamozhi said: “Headmaster posts in these schools are being filled up temporarily until an ongoing dispute is resolved in the Supreme Court of India whether the post should be filled up on seniority or Merit-based.” He further added that we cannot compromise the safety of children that’s why the Tamil Nadu Transport Department has also initiated to ensure the safety of children for Private Schools Bus.