Education Opportunities: Edu helpline guides students torn between work and studies | Chennai News

The school education department’s helpline, 14417, provides support and guidance to families unsure about the value of higher education. Counselling sessions inform families about opportunities for further education and scholarships. Many students from government schools in Chennai are considering working or getting married early due to family circumstances, but the helpline encourages them to pursue at least an undergraduate course to improve their chances of college admissions. Parents are often unaware of supplementary exams as an option for students who have failed board exams, but the helpline is working to educate them and help students retake exams. The Trichy government music school is also seeking students and teachers for certificate courses in various art forms with nominal fees.


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