Schools in Tamilnadu have reopened for students of classes 9 to 12. Government, government-aided and self-financing institution schools were allowed to conduct classes for the students studying from the ninth standard to the twelfth standard from today.
On Tuesday Tamilnadu government has urged the parents to send their children to the institutions without fear.
The School Education Department also made it clear that teachers, who have not been vaccinated, should not come to the schools for taking classes for the students.
“Parents should send their children without any fear. We will ensure the safety of the students, which is our duty”, School Education Minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said. However, he also said that it was not compulsory for the students to come to the schools amid the fear of pandemic situations.
Stating that it was mandatory for all the teachers to get vaccinated, the Minister said “why should they come to the schools if they were not vaccinated and it is also unsafe”.
Pointing out that more than 95% of teachers were innoculated, he said the rest of the teachers should get vaccinated and various vaccination camps have been arranged even in the schools.
A senior official from the School Education Department added that it has been strictly instructed that classes and sections have to be split into batches of not more than 20 students per classroom.