Published: 02nd October 2020
Students in remote villages will be provided with internet connection to attend online classes: School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan
The department has identified around 52 remote areas and hamlets in hilly regions that do not have access to proper internet facilities
Necessary efforts will be taken to facilitate internet connection in remote villages where students are finding it difficult to cope with online classes, said School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan.
Speaking to media persons on Friday, the minister said that the department has identified around 52 remote areas and hamlets in hilly regions that do not have access to proper internet facilities. "We are conducting a survey to sort out this issue and after studying the conditions, steps will be taken to provide connectivity to these localities," he added.
To a question regarding the complaints raised against 14 privates chools for charging full fees, the minister said that Madras High Court has ordered action against nine schools in the state. Meanwhile, he assured that school textbooks will be supplied as per the need and extra stock of the books have already been distributed to all the Chief Educational Officers.
On the state's decision, the minister reiterated that the decision to reopen schools would be taken only after the spread of the virus is contained in Tamil Nadu.
Hailing state government schemes, the minister said that many people are interested in starting a business in Tamil Nadu as the legalities are in order and there is a provision of uninterrupted power supply. The minister along with Environment Minister K C Karuppanan on Friday distributed loans and other welfare assistance worth Rs 11.18 crore to as many as 996 beneficiaries in Erode district.