Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
Jayalalithaa on Wednesday allocated more than Rs 400 crore towards upgradation of facilities in over 700 schools in the state.
As many as 710 schools will be upgraded in 2011-12. The
Chief Minister also directed creating 3550 teaching vacancies
besides others which will cost the exchequer Rs 113.38 crore
per year, an official press release here said.
Jayalalithaa approved a sum of Rs 412.65 crore towards
various activities in these upgraded schools, including on
infrastructure and procuring necessary equipment, it said,
adding schools in remote areas and those in places populated
by SC/ST communities would be given priority.
The Chief Minister also directed creating more than 3,500
teaching vacancies for classes VI-VIII, it said.