TN schools to reopen 1 Oct; CM offers to bear all expenses of Gujarat Tamil school

Tamil Nadu government has allowed classes 10, 11, and 12 students to visit schools on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from teachers from October 1, 2020.

The state government has issued a set of Standard Operating Procedures, SOPs for the students who would be attending the schools on a voluntary basis from next month.

Students who want to take help or guidance from their teachers will have to bring written consent from their parents or guardians. Schools will allow these students to enter the premises after getting consent. However, the students of the containment zones are not allowed to visit the schools anyhow. The online or distance learning classes shall be continued for all students.

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Thursday wrote to his Gujarat counterpart Vijay Rupani, urging him to reopen a school that has been imparting education in Tamil medium for children of migrant workers in Ahmedabad.

In his letter to Rupani, a copy of which was released to the media, Palaniswami said that the Tamil Nadu government was willing to undertake the entire expenditure for the continuance of this Tamil medium school at Ahmedabad.

“Tamil Nadu government is willing to undertake the entire expenditure for the continuance of this Tamil medium school at Ahmedabad,” the CM assured.

Tamil is an ancient language and Tamils living in Gujarat continued to contribute towards the development of the state, he noted.