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Tamil Nadu govt launches Education TV

August 26, 2019

The Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami launched the Education TV (Kalvi tholaikkaatchi) on Monday, 26th August. The exclusive television channel on education has been initiated by the State government and programmes will be telecast from 6 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.

The programmes has mostly been targeted at school children where they will gain knowledge about a variety of education-related subjects along with a daily telecast of news regarding employment opportunities and learning the craft of self-employment.

The government authorities had earlier planned to launch the Education TV on January but was delayed due to the preparatory work in designing the programmes and setting up the required infrastructure. It will be available on Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV (TACTV) on channel number 200 from Monday.

“Around 50 teachers are working towards producing the content for the channel. It will be like any other commercial channel but without any advertisements.” sources told Deccan Chronicle. They further added, “The school education department is planning to telecast Neet coaching live and make it interactive by allowing students to call the experts.”

A circular issued by the Director of School Education to the Chief Educational Officers (CEOs) of all districts said the launch of the channel would be telecast from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the same day. School authorities will have to ensure that children in all schools watch the launch on the school premises by arranging projectors. For schools, which don’t have a cable connection could use the YouTube channel of Kalvi tholaikkaatchi, where the programme will be uploaded.

The content for the channel has been prepared by a group of 25 teachers and the programmes will feature guest speakers including authors, teachers and education experts. The State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has also contributed towards content development for the channel. The Tamil Nadu government has reportedly fixed cable TV connections at all higher and high secondary Tamil Nadu government schools. Cable connections will be provided to primary and middle schools soon.

Source: The News Minute

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