CHENNAI: Most schools in the city are all set to be reopened on Monday after a long gap. Even in the worst-flood hit areas like Velachery and Pallikaranai, waters have been pumped out and the campuses are cleansed to be ready.
Some like Ashram Group of Institutions, which were submerged in knee-deep water during the rains, school authorities have cleansed and sanitised the premises by spraying disinfectants. It has been more than five weeks since college and school students entered their classrooms, except for two-days.
“Following heavy rains witnessed by the city for the past two weeks, buildings including compound walls in 15 schools were damaged and water-logging was reported in 43 school campuses till last Thursday (December 10). With the help of Corporation of Chennai, Fire and Rescue Department flood water from playgrounds, classrooms were pumped out in the last one week,” said a School education department official.
However, a few private schools in Pallikaranai have announced that they would reopen only on Wednesday. “We are having a meeting with the district collector on Sunday afternoon and will take a final decision on the reopening date,” said A Anitha, Chief Education Officer.