Development of the government schools in India is a must and the Tamil Nadu has taken up the initiative to change the scenario by developing 32 model schools. One government HS school has been selected from each district. This move is to attract public and private sectors to help develop government schools.
The updates to be made and the facilities to be provided were discussed by the chief educational officers and headmasters. Each school will be granted a sum of Rs 50 lakh from the state government, according to education minister K. A. Sengottaiyan. The local authorities were tasked to raise the additional amounts needed for upgrading. The Presidency Girls Higher Secondary School in Egmore is one of the schools to be upgraded.
Educationist Prince Gajendrababu argued that “Each and every government school should be treated as a model school and needs to be developed. If the state government selectively chooses one school and develops it as the model school, it will amount to discriminating students studying in other government schools. It is against the provision of Article 14 of the Constitution.”