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Tamil Nadu: CM will decide about reopening schools, says education minister

November 9, 2020

The Tamil Nadu school education minister KA Sengottaiyan, who was in Erode to issue bonus and Diwali benefits to milk producers in Chinnanaickanur, Vellankoil and Ottarkarattupalayam village in his Gobichettipalayam assembly segment on November 8, 2020 said that the state chief minister, Edappadi K. Palaniswami, will decide on reopening schools. 

Sengottaiyan added that his department did not receive any complaints from the parents about private schools charging higher fees. “We are ready to take necessary action against the school management if they charge higher fees, ” he said.

Talking about parents’ suggestions over schools reopening on November 16, the minister said that the suggestion meetings will be conducted with guidelines prescribed by the state government. “The schools will be fumigated completely before conducting such meetings,” the minister said.

The minister also said that special classes for Class IX, X, XI and XII students will be conducted if the schools are not opened.

Earlier, Sengottaiyan reviewed the precautionary measures to be taken for students due to Covid-19, ahead of the reopening of schools for classes XI-XII. 

It had earlier announced a partial reopening of educational institutions from October 1, but later put the order on hold.

Source: Times of India

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