Tamil Nadu CM to announce decision on reopening of schools on November 12, Minister says

School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan said 45% of parents gave feedback at the consultations held in schools earlier this week

Published - November 10, 2020 04:19 pm IST - ERODE

School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan

School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan

Around 45% of parents of school students gave their feedback on whether schools should be reopened for classes 9 to 12, and Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami will announce the State’s decision on the issue on November 12, said School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan in Gobichettipalayam Taluk on Tuesday.

Addressing the media after distributing Deepavali bonus to members of milk co-operative societies at Siruvalur and Vettaikarankovil villages, the Minister said that only 45% of parents participated in the consultations held at schools across the State on Monday. “A final decision on reopening the schools on November 16 will be taken by the Chief Minister and he will make an announcement,” the Minister said.

The Minister said that 16,300 students had registered for NEET free online coaching classes, and classes began for them on Monday. The State government has provided 7.5 % horizontal reservation for NEET-qualified State government school students in undergraduate medical courses.

Nearly 5.18 lakh students got admitted to government schools in the current academic year. “School uniforms, shoes and socks were ready and will be distributed to them soon,” he added.

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