TN govt to introduce uniform education in various Boards

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Chennai, Mar 20 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu government will introduce Uniform Education System, aimed at providing quality education to all students studying in various Boards and make the State a pioneer in this regard in the country Presenting the State Budget 2008-09, Finance Minister K Anbazhagan said under the Uniform education system, there would be uniformly designed curriculum, syllabus, textbooks, pedagogically correct examination system, student centric teaching through good teachers and techning-learning experience in class rooms.

''Work on preparation of the curriculum, syllabus and text books for this purpose will be taken up in the coming academic year'', he added.

The Uniform Education Sustem would make Tamil Nadu a pioneer in this respect in the entire Indian sub-contient and would be a harbinger of a student community of very high quality, thereby creating a Tamil society par excellence.

Mr Anbazhagan also announced abolition of special fees for students studying from sixth to twelfth, to provide totally free education in government and government-aided schools benefitting 50 lakh students from the coming academic year.

''Last year the government had abolished the public examination fees (Rs 115 for tenth standard and Rs 225 for 12th standard) for Tamil medium students. This was also extended to students of sixth to 12th standard schools who were paying a special fees ranging from Rs 33 to Rs 103, the finance minister said.

He also announced that 21,000 students studying in government Industrial Training institutes would be exempted from payment of Rs 1,200 per annum as special fees.


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