Teachers of government higher secondary schools have expressed disappointment over the delay on the part of State Council of Education Research and Training, Tamil Nadu, to upload Plus Two textbooks of mainstream subjects in Tamil medium on its website.
While English e-books of physics and mathematics, biology, botany, accountancy, computer science and economics have been made available on the website, Tamil books are available only for zoology, botany and bio-zoology.
Compared to 13 subjects for which e-books have been released in Tamil, 22 have been released in English, say teachers of Tamil medium.
Now that Plus One examinations are over, availability of e-books have enabled private schools to conduct classes for students during summer vacation.
But, government schools are not in a position to engage their students similarly. It is another matter that the attendance of the students cannot be ensured in government schools since parents like to engage their wards in income generation activities, a senior PG teacher said.
As for private schools, there are visible gaps in enforcement of the school education department directive not to hold classes during the summer vacation, according to parents.
A good number of them in the city have made it mandatory for students to attend special coaching for NEET and JEE conducted through tie-up with coaching centres.
Chief Education Officer M. Ramakrishnan said the circular (forbidding schools from holding classes during the vacation time) had not been issued since SSLC examination was not yet over.