Schools in Tamil Nadu waiting for govt nod to open

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CHENNAI: The academic community and school managements of Tamil Nadu are waiting for the government’s nod to open in the state. The call for reopening of schools has begun after neighbouring Puducherry announced resumption of classes for students from 9 to 12 standard as well as opening of all colleges.

Tamil Nadu school managements are of the opinion that online classes are affecting the studies of the students and that the schools are waiting for a government nod to resume classes.

K.R. Neelakantan, Principal, Bhavan Vidya Mandir School, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, told IANS, “The government should at least give clearance for the opening of 12 standard classes. Once the classes are open in this category, we can try to reopen classes from 9 to 11 and then at a later stage of junior classes. The Covid-19 cases are coming down and the reported fresh cases and active cases have also fallen, hence it is the appropriate time that schools are reopened.”

The teachers and managements are of the view that due to online classes, students’ physical strength as well as their social interactions are badly affected.