Delhi model School Plan’ in Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated the School of Excellence and Model School scheme in the state in the presence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. This scheme is based on the Delhi Model School Scheme.
Excellence School and Model School Scheme
Under this scheme, 26 schools of excellence and 15 model schools of the state have been included in the first phase. These schools will be named Thagaisal Palligal and Mathiri Palligal Model School in Tamil language.
Under this scheme, all girl students studying in classes 6 to 12 in government schools will be paid Rs 1,000 directly into their bank accounts till the uninterrupted completion of bachelor’s degree, diploma and ITI courses.
Education in Tamilnadu
- Tamil Nadu is one of the most literate states in India. The literacy rate of the state in 2011 is 80.33 percent, which is above the national average.
- Tamil Nadu tops Indian states with a nearly 100% Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in primary and upper primary education in a survey conducted by industry body Assocham.
- According to the Union Education Ministry’s Performance Grading Index (PGI) for 2019-20, Tamil Nadu is among the top five achievers in key parameters of education such as access, equity, infrastructure and governance processes.
- The state has secured 906 marks out of 1,000 in this ranking, which is higher than last year’s 793 marks. The Dharmapuri and Villupuram districts of the state have been declared as the districts giving better teaching results than other districts of Tamil Nadu.
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