Tamil Nadu State: 5.18 Lakh Private School students join Government schools

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Around 5.18 lakh students of private schools have decided to migrate to the TN State-run schools. K A Sengottaiyan, Education Minister of Tamil Nadu, has lauded the state-run schools for setting this reverse trend. He further added that with this new reverse trend not only the migration of the students of government schools to private schools has halted but a reverse trend has begun.

Mumbai: K A Sengottaiyan, Education Minister of Tamil Nadu says that it is heartening to see that the private school students are shifting to the Government schools. As per the recent reports, around 5.18 lakh students studying in Private schools across the state will be joining the Government Schools. This new reverse trend has added a new feather to the caps of the State-run Government schools.

This new trend has not only stopped the migration of the students from government schools to private school but in fact, has reversed it. The education minister has welcomed this new reverse trend and said that it reflects the improving quality of education.

K A Sengottaiyan has lauded the state-run schools for their better performance and said that “From a migration of about 20,000 to 50,000 students to private schools in the past, there has been a steep enrollment in our schools. About 5.18 lakh students who opted out of several private schools have joined government schools.”

He had also participated in a program organized earlier to grant recognition to private schools in the districts of Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari. He said that the state government is planning to grant permanent recognition status to about 2,515 private schools. The recognition was earlier extended year-on-year basis till last year but will be now be issued for two years from this year.

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Neha Jain

Neha Jain is a teacher and a content writer with a good understanding of Education sector in India.

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