While a holiday has already been declared for students of classes 1 to 9, physical classes were being held in schools only for those in the 10-12 grades.
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Three govt schools in Tiruchy district have had phenomenal admissions this year. However, none of them have more than 12 classrooms. They are worried given the SOP allowing only 20 students per class
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The petitioner said many parents are afraid to send children to schools amid the pandemic and the fear of a third wave. Moreover, there are no COVID vaccines available yet for children, he pointed out
The bar on public worship in places of worship on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and the bar on organising festivals will continue
The minister also said that as per the directive of CM Stalin, efforts would be taken to improve the ‘learning outcome’ of students since Tamil Nadu lagged behind in this aspect at the national level
Making a statement in this regard, the minister said schools have been closed in Tamil Nadu for the past one-and-a-half years and there have been shortcomings in imparting lessons to the children
The state government submitted that due to the pandemic situation, it wanted to ensure that children are not stopping their education midway for want of transfer certificates while shifting schools
No child shall be barred from attending online or offline classes for reasons of non-payment of fees, the court said
The guidelines have been issued in the wake of several allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and misconduct surfacing on social media against faculty members in different schools in the city
School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said admissions have begun in 27 education districts. He said admissions in the remaining 11 districts will start shortly as well.
In February, the Tamil Nadu government had already announced that students of Classes 9 to 11 were declared ‘all pass’