“Onus of improving students’ performance rests with teachers”

“Onus of improving students’ performance rests with teachers”

School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu has voiced concern over the poor performance of Cuddalore district in education.

The district stands at 29th place in SSLC results and 28th in Plus Two results in the State.

Attending a review meeting here on Wednesday, Mr. Thennarasu said the onus of improving the students’ performance rested with teachers.

They should identify slow learners and give them special coaching.

The Minister said the teachers should also upgrade their teaching skills by undergoing special courses.

The department would provide facilities such as adequate number of buildings, laboratories, drinking water and toilets to schools. It would also take steps to fill vacancies.

He called upon educational officers to regularly visit schools, ascertain their requirements and fulfil them.

The Chief Educational Officer and other officials in the education department should take efforts to scale up the performance of the district.

Health Minister M.R.K. Panneerselvam said the government had allocated Rs.5,000 crore for school education. He wanted government schools to rise up to the level of private schools in their performance.

Collector Rajendra Ratnoo said in health care delivery the district stood fifth. Efforts ought to be taken to improve the situation on the educational scenario.

Regular meetings of the Parent-Teachers’ Association must be conducted. Yoga should be taught to students to reduce tension.