The Corporation wants schools in the extended areas to come under its purview to help improve their infrastructure.
What’s it about? The Corporation has submitted a proposal to the state asking it to hand over the schools under the Education Department in the extended areas. Currently, the Corporation manages 281 schools in the city. Infrastructure becomes a challenge since extended areas are being included under the Corporation’s jurisdiction.
- Areas like Ambattur, Valasaravakkam, Perungudi, Alandur, and Sholinganallur are being added to the Corporation.
Help available: There are initiatives for Corporation school students that don’t apply to extended areas yet.
- Financial assistance schemes are available for professional courses like MBBS, BE, teacher training, and nursing courses. There are also cash incentives for 100% attendance and smart classrooms.
Restrictions: In extended areas, Corporation officials aren’t allowed entry for inspections. Any requests for development should be submitted by the district education officers to the corporation building department. This takes a lot of time. If the school comes under the Corporation, it won’t take a long time to initiate and complete improvements.