80 schools in the city will be renovated with modern facilities and infrastructure.
What it’s about: 80 schools of the Greater Chennai Corporation will get a makeover. The work will be completed in six months. Under Phase 1 of the Singara Chennai 2.0 project, the corporation has taken up 24 schools. In Phase 2, 28 schools will be included, and another 28 under the City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) scheme.
- It’ll include changes in the classroom environment, weekly tests, and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) training for teachers. 600 teachers have been given leadership training.
- Students and teachers are excited about the 10,000 new dual desks bought by the Corporation for ₹9.8 crores. 4,000 more will be bought in the future.
What’s next: Discussions are underway with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences on subject-specific training for teachers. In addition to 3,400 classrooms, at least 200 more will be built across the city.