Chennai: The Tamilnadu government is launching what can be termed as Operation Enrolment. The plan is to get one lakh students into government schools’ LKG and UKG classes.
As a first step, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palansiwami is to launch LKG, UKG classes in the anganwadi (creche) functioning in the Presidency School in Egmore, Chennai, on 21 January.
According to an official of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme, it will be implemented in the 2,381 anganwadis being run in the middle schools of all the districts of the State. The official said more than 52,000 students are cared for in the anganwadis now.
Also, Rs 7.73 crore has been allocated for the scheme to benefit these 52,000 students. Next year, said the official, the plan is to bring in 1 lakh students into the anganwadis, as announced by School Education Minister Sengottaiyan in the Assembly during the Budget Session last year.
Sengottaiyan set January 2019 as the deadline to start enrolling students in the LKG and UKG classes in anganwadis.
Under the scheme, the LKG and UKG students will get new uniforms and each class would have a teacher, said the official.