Lessons on TV for Tamil Nadu school children

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Tamil Nadu school students will get lessons on television aired through 14 channels from the next month, said State Education Minister KA Sengottiyan.

Tamil Nadu school students will get the lessons on television from August 1 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. State Education Minister KA Sengottiyan on Thursday said that the lessons will be aired through 14 channels.

As per reports, the syllabus and re-opening of schools would be decided by an 18-member expert committee. The minister made the announcement at Nambiyur village in Erode district, where he inaugurated developmental works worth Rs 2 crore.

Free laptops given to 52 lakh students
A total of 52 lakh students have been given laptops free of cost, he said, adding that the Chief Minister K Palaniswami has already inaugurated the televised classes.

Meanwhile, the minister’s announcement on online classes during Covid-19 times triggered a debate since the students of government schools hail from poorer sections of society and might not have the wherewithal such as smart mobile phones, as reported by PTI.