Amid surging COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, the state school education minister said that there are no possibilities of resuming the schools in the state soon in the wake of the rapid spread of the pandemic.
While addressing the reporters in Erode district on Saturday- June 27, Tamil Nadu School Education Minister Sengottaiyan has clearly stated that there is no way that schools in the state can be re-opened any time soon, given the account of the current state of COVID-19 outbreak in Tamil Nadu.
Signaling that the students and teachers would likely have to settle up for the online classes, which have become a new normal, the minister stated that the discussion will be made with the Chief Minister on conducting online classes and a further announcement will be made in two days concerning the classes.
The schools and the educational institutions in Tamil Nadu have been shut down since March owing to the Coronavirus outbreak and the shut down has been getting extended for more than three months during which large numbers of students have been connected virtually through the online classes.
Recently, in the wake of the widespread, the state government has canceled the board exams for class 10 students and said that all the students of the tenth grade will be promoted to the next grade.
According to the reports, the state department of school education had constituted the expert committee with members including the Commissioner of School Education to work out and disclose recommendations to the government on teaching and learning amid the Coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday evening, Tamil Nadu has reported 74,622 positive cases so far of which 32,305 are active - including isolation, 41,357 have been discharged, and 957 had succumbed to the virus.