A total of 41 unauthorised nursery and primary schools in Villupuram district have been closed.

In a joint statement issued here, Collector V. Sampath and Chief Educational Officer K. Munusamy have stated that since 2006 these schools have been directed several times to seek due recognition either from the CEO or the District Educational Officers concerned.

Notices issued

As they failed to do so, show-cause notices were issued on three occasions, asking why action should not be taken against them. But these schools failed to respond, and hence, the closure

The authorities have issued orders that the students belonging to these 41 schools be admitted to the nearby panchayat union and other authorised nursery and primary schools.

The Collector has stated that committees have been constituted to ensure that none of the student’s educational career was affected.