NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami has announced that Schools located in Tamil Nadu will reopen from January 19, 2021. Initially, the schools will be opened for Classes 10 and 12 students and class strength should not exceed 25 students per class, as reported by Livemint. Along with this, the minister said that school authorities and students will have to follow all COVID-19 safety norms.
This decision has been taken considering the interest of students who are yet to appear for board exams in March-April 2021. However, the exam dates have not been announced yet by the DGE, Tamil Nadu. But students should boost their preparation to cover all the syllabus by the end of February 2021. So that they can revise the topics in March 2021.
The minister also said that immunity-boosting vitamin and zinc tablets will also be distributed among students.
How school reopening decision was taken?
The government got opinion of parents between January 6 and 8, 2021 and most of the parents were agree with reopening of schools for Classes 10 and 12 students. 95% of the schools have also shared their opinion on this matter.
Further, the minister appealed to the parents, teachers and students to cooperate with the government for the smooth reopening of schools in Tamil Nadu for the welfare of students. All should jointly work and follow social distancing and COVID-19 norms to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu
On January 13, 2021, there a total of 827614 Corona cases have been reported by covidindia.org. Out of them, 808571 have been recovered and 12,228 people have succumbed to the deadly virus. A total of 6807 are the active cases.