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Spot enrolment at doorsteps to boost admissions in govt schools

After successfully conducting new admissions on school campuses, teachers from government and government-aided schools in the city have been engaged in door-to-door canvassing to lure more students to the State-run institutions.

Spot enrolment at doorsteps to boost admissions in govt schools
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The authorities have also issued orders to the management of all the State-run schools to verify and prepare a detailed list of students who received Transfer Certificate (TC) being admitted to other government schools.

Accordingly, the teachers should ensure whether students from elementary studies have joined middle government school. Similarly, they should also ensure whether the students from middle schools have been admitted in high and higher secondary schools.

As per the data given by the School Education Department, the new admissions started from August 17 and as on August 26, about 5.7 lakh students have been admitted.

A senior official from the department told DT Next that of the total 5.7 lakh admitted students, new enrollment to the government schools is expected to touch 2.5 lakh. He also said that to get new admissions thousands of teachers across the State volunteered themselves to meet the parents at their doorstep to get spot admissions of their children.

“In Chennai alone, about 1,000 new admissions were registered on day one after teachers met the parents directly at their home,” he added.

Claiming that the teachers have been instructed to brief the government’s various welfare measures for students in State-run schools, he said: “With another two weeks left for the last date to enrol, the new admissions are expected to cross more than six lakh this academic year”.

Tamil Nadu Teachers Association president PK Ilamaran, who is also leading a team in Chennai to get spot admissions at the doorsteps, said: “So far, we could get 110 new admissions for the government high school in Kodangaiyur in Chennai”.

Ilamaran said most of the parents, who evinced interest to put their children in government schools, were financially affected due to the lockdown. “In the coming days, the admission will further increase,” he said.

“From Monday, we were asked to verify whether the students, who had left our school this year, have joined other government schools nearby,” J Senthilnathan, a senior teaching staff at a government middle school in a far-flung area in Ervadi taluk in Ramanathapuram district said.

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