Tamil Nadu Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan clarified that classes for government school students will be telecast on television channels and not on the internet.
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan on questioned the decision of the TamilNadu government to conduct television classes for students studying in government schools in the state.
“While every household may not have a television set, what happens in homes where there are two children in a family but only one television? Has the government prepared any campaign to educate the parents to leave the television set free for the children to attend such classes,” Kamal Hasan asked?
Raising several questions on the state of preparedness to of preparedness on television to students of government-run schools, Kamal wondered whether the instructors have been adequately prepared to embrace such classes, which are generally monologuing in nature and whether the classes have been appropriately organized to suit this medium. While one should welcome the decision if it was driven by a concern for students in not missing their classes, it seems to have been taken only to answer any questions arising out the government’s earlier decision to permit resumption of online classes by private schools, Kamal Haasan said in a statement. Even here, the availability of broadband and internet connectivity is 100% only in urban areas, he added.