The Education Minister had decided on reducing the number of subjects for 12th class board students, a final call will be taken by the CM’s office after getting the feedback from the public and students.
Talking with media, he said there is no change and students will go on with training in 6 subjects and orders passing choice for medical and engineering would be issued only after the public meeting.
The government is planning to decrease the number of subjects from six to five next year and thereby reducing total marks from 600 to 500 on the CBSE schools and nearby states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Apart from this, the minister reacted to delay in providing free textbooks in primary schools at many government schools. It has been more than 15 days form the school opened.
He also said that “There is no major delay in the distribution of textbooks. If there was a lag in one or two schools, books will reach them in a day or two. We have changed syllabuses for eight classes at a time this year”.
Sengottaiyan denied claims that government schools are being closed due to water scarcity. “Reports that toilets at Chengelpet government school turned dysfunctional is false. They were locked after classes get over around four in the evening.”
He said that 25% of admission at private schools below the RTE allocation, the entire process was transparent and assured that efforts are being taken to bring more CBSE schools under online admission.