Tamil Nadu yet to decide on School reopening
Tamil Nadu yet to decide on School reopening

Mixed bag of responses with a few urging for a partial reopening and the others opposing it was the outcome of the meetings held at the respective schools.A senior official from the School Education Department said that over 12,000 schools in TN on Monday, held a State-wide consultation to ascertain stakeholders’ opinion on reopening schools for students in classes 9 to 12.

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The parents are so divided on the issue that I think the consultation is going to make it harder for us to make a decision,” said the official.As a whole parents ranged from urging the schools to reopen as some feared their children might permanently drop out of education. As a extended feedback, some of them added that the State government to compensate them with Rs 5 crore in the extreme case of their wards’ death due to Covid, post reopening. As the trend on demanding gadgets for the online classes Parents who could afford gadgets, did not want to send children to school, while the economically weaker felt that the lockdown severely affected their children’s education.

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“Most of them want us to conduct practicals, tests and doubt clearing sessions,” said P Vijayalakshmi, principal of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Virugambakkam. “Maybe we can open it for class 12 students on a trial basis and see", said the principal of another matriculation school in the city. “Parents said that they were scared for their children’s life. However, they also saw no other option but to send them to schools,” said the principal of a government school in North Chennai.

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