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‘ICT compulsory, but not implemented in schools’

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16MA-CITY-COMPUTER_1519894fIn a bid to ensure that advanced learning through digital education is practiced in schools, the Tamilnadu B.Ed Computer Science Teachers Association have demanded implementation of ICT-enabled education from Class VI to X.

Premkumar from the association opined that the Samacheer Kalvi mandate says that ICT is compulsory, but is not implemented in most schools.

“Initially, computer science was being taught to these students, but even this stopped six months after implementation,” he said. “The government should strengthen their schools to put them on par with private schools that introduce computer science as a subject for the younger classes,” he added.

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The association is also demanding that the Teacher Eligibility Test examination allow teachers with a B.Sc Computer Science and a B.Ed qualification to appear for the examination.

“Although B.Ed colleges allow people with a B.Sc computer science to complete their B.Ed, we are not allowed to appear for the TET, which limits our scope of getting jobs,” K. Punitha, another member said.

Even in Class XI and XII, the computer science stream is taught by temporary teachers who are not B. Ed Qualified, she added.

The group had recently staged a protest regarding the cause near Chepauk in the state.

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