TN schools will be reopened on June 3: Minister Sengottaiyan

Tamil Nadu school education minister K A Sengottaiyan has refuted reports in a few sections of the media which claimed that the reopening of schools in the state for the fresh academic year would be delayed due to the scorching summer heat,

Addressing the media, he said schools will sure be reopened as planned on June 3. “There is no change in the government’s plan to reopen schools on June 3,” he added.

Recently, the Minister, who is known for his constructive activities in his department, stated that as many as 15.40 lakh laptops will be distributed by the end of June for students of class 11 and 12 and for class 8, 9 and 10, 13.40 lakh laptops will be distributed by the end of July.

“The education system of Tamil Nadu is a model for India as the government distributes 14 essentials including cycle, laptop and bag at free of cost for students of State-owned schools,” he added.

Earlier this year, he said robots would be used to teach special children with learing disabilities in government schools in Tamil Nadu.

Efforts were being taken by the government for making use of the robots for the development of the special children, he told reporters.

“Also, bio-metric attendance register for students was being installed in government schools across the state in a phased manner,” he added.