5.18 lakh students from private schools shifted to government in Tamil Nadu

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According to reports, around 5.18 lakh students studying in private schools in Tamil Nadu have shifted to government schools recently. The state-run schools have added a new feather to their caps with this reverse exodus trend, which has been termed as a heartening trend.

The information has been shared by School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan. Welcoming the new trend of that has not only halted exodus of students from government school to private ones, but instead reversed it.

Lauding the state-run schools for their performance, the Education Minister said that “From a migration of about 20,000 to 50,000 students to private schools in the past, there has been a steep enrollment in our schools. About 5.18 lakh students who opted out of several private schools have joined government schools.”

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Interacting with media persons recently, Sengottaiyan said that the state-government run schools have scripted history in Tamil Nadu by reversing the exodus of students. He also went on to add that the reverse exodus on a massive scale took place during the tenure of Chief Minister K Palaniswami.

Earlier, School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan had participated in a programme organised to grant recognition to private schools in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari districts.

During the event, the Education Minister said that the state government is willing to issue orders granting permanent recognition status to private schools. He also added that about 2,515 private schools across the state would soon be provided recognition.

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