Tamil Nadu government sets up panel to train teachers, school children’s interest in science, math drops

Last Update: 12 July 2022, 10:20 AM IST

School teachers will be trained by professors and experts (Representational Image)

School teachers will be trained by professors and experts (Representational Image)

Most of the teachers in government and government aided schools were not teaching practical classes to the students and instead relied heavily on theory classes.

The Tamil Nadu government has constituted an expert panel comprising senior college professors of science and mathematics to launch a special initiative for students of classes 6 to 8 in government and aided schools.

A recent study conducted by the Tamil Nadu School Education Department in collaboration with an educational agency revealed that students of government schools show a lack of interest in both science and mathematics.

It was also revealed that most of the teachers in government and government aided schools were not teaching practical classes to the students and instead relied heavily on theory classes.

A school education department official told IANS that the department has already constituted a team of 70 professors of science and mathematics to prepare proposals to teach core science subjects to the students so that they develop proper basic knowledge of these subjects. Can do The idea is to bring more students from government and government aided streams to study science and maths subjects in plus one and plus two classes.

Tamil Nadu Science Forum is coordinating between professors and the School Education Department for this project. However, school teachers also want to involve their representatives in the project as they feel that they are better equipped to provide suggestions and improvements based on day-to-day interactions with students.

Speaking to IANS, an office-bearer of one of Tamil Nadu’s leading school teachers’ association said: “Government sector school teachers who give 100 percent results in board exams are also involved in this project to improve basic science and maths skills. Number of students because they are better equipped and know that day to day issues are also faced by the talented students studying in government and government aided sectors.”

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