Minister for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes A.K. Balan has said that special programmes will be implemented to raise the standard of education among Scheduled Tribe students.
He was speaking at the inauguration of an education programme under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in Kuttampuzha on Saturday, said a press release here. Ten ‘Ooru Vidya Kendras’ would be started in Kuttampzuha and Vengoor panchayats, the press release added.
“A hundred common study places will be arranged this year to improve the standard of education of the students,” the Minister said. The study centres would be equipped with computers and internet connectivity, he added.
Teachers who know the tribal language have been appointed in schools to ensure that the children are taught in their own language. “A total of 241 teachers have been appointed in this category,” the press release added.
Mr. Balan said hostel facilities for tribal students had been improved and steps were being taken to improve employment opportunities. He said steps would be taken to ensure that land titles were provided to members of the 67 families that migrated to Panthapra Colony from Warriam Colony following attacks by wild animals. Antony John, MLA, presided.
The Minister said 1.55 lakh tribal families would get Onam kits.