An exclusive Android application for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that could directly benefit public schools? Yes! Tamil Nadu Minister of Education Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi announced that an application like this would be launching soon and he made the announcement at the inauguration of a computer lab on November 15th. This laboratory was built at the Kalapatti government high school and was made possible through CSR activities.
The Minister went on to inform that private companies are lending a helping hand through CSR activities with regard to the development work of government schools and as part of this, the Department of School Education will launch an application for CSR activities. Using this app, private companies who want to help public schools can find all the details and the school can get the help they need from companies, he said.
The minister also added that once the schools were operating at full capacity, students would be made aware of a complaint box and that an announcement on this subject could be expected on November 19.
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Questions were asked about private schools charging excessive fees and he said that although they do notify schools, they continue to receive complaints from parents. He also warned that the school’s recognition would be revoked if schools decided to remove a student citing the issue of fees.