Smart cards for stu­dents soon, says Min­is­ter

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Staff Re­porter

Stu­dents across gov­ern­ment schools in the State would be pro­vided with smart cards, said Min­is­ter for School Ed­u­ca­tion, Sports and Youth Wel­fare K.A. Sen­got­taiyan.

He was in­au­gu­rat­ing a two-day con­fer­ence of dis­trict and block ed­u­ca­tion of­fi­cers on ed­u­ca­tion plan­ning and ad­min­is­tra­tion at Anna Univer­sity. He added that 3,000 smart class­rooms would be set up. As many as 6,029 schools would get com­put­ers and the ini­tia­tives would be im­ple­mented at a cost of ₹462 crore. Apart from set­ting up week­end coach­ing cen­tres for pre­par­ing stu­dents for com­pet­i­tive ex­ams, civil ser­vices as­pi­rants would be given coach­ing at dis­trict gov­ern­ment li­braries soon, he said.

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