TN to send experts to Finland to study their education system

Chennai: In a move that will uplift Tamilnadu’s education system, State School Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan today said a team of experts will be sent to Finland to study and analyse the aspects of their education system which can be implemented here. On Wednesday, the Minister received 50 government school students who had gone to Finland for a tour. Later, addressing mediapersons, he said, “Plans are on to send Tamilnadu students on an educational tour to Malaysia, Singapore and Canada by allocating a budget of Rs 3 crore.”

“The country is in need of 10 lakh auditors, however, at present, we have only 2.50 lakh auditors,’ he added. He also announced, “On completion of high school education, 5,000 students will be trained to become auditors by changing the existing system of pursuing Chartered Accountant (CA) course after the undegraduation.”

“Two grace marks will be offered if every student plants two saplings with which the green cover can be increased to 2.5 crore and above,” the
Minister noted.

Amid the controversies surrounding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), he assured that 1, 000 aspiring medical students would be from the State-owned schools. “A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed with Malaysian and American institutions at a budget of Rs 2, 500 crore to revamp the science syllabus,” he announced.

The State School Education Ministry is also planning to offer employment opportunities to students soon after completing class 12 taking into account, the plight of engineering graduates not being able to get placed. “In Tamilnadu, around 1.72 lakh students who have completed  engineering are jobless. In the future, the concept of being ‘unemployed’ should not exist. Considering which, the school syllabus will be  entirely revamped,” remarked Sengottaiyan.