Admissions begin in Tamil Nadu schools

Admissions for Classes 1-10 shall started today, while admissions for Classes 11 and 12 will commence from August 28.

After the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations declared the Class X results on Monday, many government and government-aided schools wanted to start admissions immediately as they feared that students may switch to private schools if the process is delayed.

The admissions to the 25% seats under Right to Education Act will be done online. The directorate of matriculation schools is likely to issue a separate announcement on RTE admissions. Around 80,000 students have been admitted to LKG in private schools under this quota.

Urging all to ensure that social distancing and other Covid-19 preventive measures were followed during the admission process,  Minister for School Education K A Sengottaiyan said admission for LKG and Class One in private schools would be done online.

Asked how 5,249 students had been declared as failed in the Class Ten examinations when it was earlier announced that all of them would pass, the Minister said that those students had not even written the quarterly and half-yearly examinations in the schools.

Admissions into higher secondary school shall start on August 24. Schools must distribute books and other materials on the same day that students are admitted so as to avoid gatherings once again.

All physical distancing and disinfection protocols must be followed during the process.