Smart cards soon for students

Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan on Wednesday said that the government is planning to issue smart identity cards to students in the near future. He further added that this card will have a SIM which can be used by parents to monitor their children.
Smart cards soon for students
KA Sengottaiyan at the inauguration of the meet on education planning and administration


He was at the inauguration of the State-level conference of district and block education officers on education planning and administration organised by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) and Directorate of Elementary Education.
He said that the government plans to add smart classrooms in over 3000 schools and is all set to digitalise classrooms across the state. To help students prepare for competitive examinations, he said, the government is coming up with a booklet which would have 54,000 questions and answers and proper explanations that will prepare students for all the competitive exams. This apart, around 412 centres will be set up for NEET where classes will be held every Saturday for three hours. He revealed that they plan to provide district-wise training to civil service aspirants. He said work will begin in a month. 
Educationalists associated with NUEPA will be interacting with district and block-level educational officers. “NUEPA conducts these programmes annually. This time we are bringing together district and block-level education officers to discuss the emerging trends in the area of education and the necessary corrective steps to be taken,” said Professor Kumar Suresh, department of educational administration. 
Several ideas and methods such as the concept of inspection and supervision were discussed at the meet. These educational officers are required to visit schools and check for various criteria. “Most of the states are lagging behind that. This is basically a kind of policing that needs to be done properly and the system needs to be improved. A range of topics will be discussed over the course of the conference,” said the professor. 

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