Schools reopen for classes 6 to 12 in Tamil Nadu, all books to be distributed within a month

Marking the beginning of the academic year 2023-24, schools in Tamil Nadu reopened on June 12, 2023 for classes VI to XII, after summer holidays | Video Credit: G. Karthikeyan, M. Sathyamoorthy, N. Rajesh, B. Velankanni Raj, R. Ragu, L. Balachandar, M. Periasamy

School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi says nearly 1.31 lakh students have enrolled in Class I in government schools across the State this year; schools asked to ensure availability of drinking water and to keep the toilets clean

Updated - June 13, 2023 11:54 am IST

Published - June 12, 2023 04:09 pm IST - CHENNAI

Schools across Tamil Nadu welcomed students of Classes VI to XII on Monday after the summer vacation. At several schools, the children were welcomed with chocolates and flowers by their teachers..

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At the Jaigopal Garodia Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Chennai, School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi met and interacted with children on the first day of the new academic year.

:School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi welcoming students back at Jaigopal Garodia Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam.B

:School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi welcoming students back at Jaigopal Garodia Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Virugambakkam.B | Photo Credit: B. Velankanni Raj

The Minister told presspersons that all the officials and schools had been following the usual directives, which include ensuring availability of drinking water as well as keeping the bathrooms clean and functional.

“These are among the directives the department has been insisting on, year after year, to be followed,” he said.

“Additionally, the distribution of books and other school material for students has begun and steps are being taken to ensure that this is completed within a month,” he said.

About the enrolment in government schools, the Minister said that 1.31 lakh students had enrolled in Class I in government schools in the State.

‘Migration continues’

“Students from other institutions are continuing to migrate to Classes VI to XII in government schools and we will get a clear idea of how many join these classes in a month or two,” the Minister added.

Schools were initially scheduled to reopen earlier this month after the summer vacation. However, owing to the heat across the State, the department extended the summer holidays by a few days.

Schools will reopen for Classes I to V on June 14.

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