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Puducherry Schools to Remain Close till January 31

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Last Updated: January 19, 2022, 11:25 IST

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Minister of Puducherry A Namassivayam said on Tuesday that all schools conducting classes for students of standards X to XII would remain closed till January 31. (Image: Representational/Shutterstock)

Minister of Puducherry A Namassivayam said on Tuesday that all schools conducting classes for students of standards X to XII would remain closed till January 31. (Image: Representational/Shutterstock)

Home and Education Minister of Puducherry A Namassivayam said colleges also would remain closed till this month end.

Home and Education Minister of Puducherry A Namassivayam said on Tuesday that all schools conducting classes for students of standards X to XII would remain closed till January 31 as he said coronavirus is spreading in the Union Territory.

He told reporters after holding discussions with officials of the health and education departments earlier that colleges also would remain closed till this month-end. He said the government had been holding classes from X to XII and also for students in colleges as the students aged between 15 and 18 years were being vaccinated against the pandemic. “Considering the current situation of the virus, all classes in high and higher secondary schools and also colleges will remain closed," he said.

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Already, classes one to IX were cancelled from January 10, he said. Namassivayam said although physical classes were now cancelled, online classes would be conducted. Already, more than 60 per cent of the students were vaccinated against the scourge. Once the schools reopened, there would be vaccination of the rest, he added.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra government is likely to take a call on reopening schools across the state in the next cabinet meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday. While the schools were shut till February 15, however, after demands from a section of parents and students to allow in-person classes, the state is likely to review its decision again.

A section of parents and school associations had filed petitioned to reopen schools citing learning losses among children. A parent association of Mumbai had written a letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray seeking the reopening of schools. The CM is now likely to discuss the matter further with the cabinet.

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first published:January 19, 2022, 11:25 IST
last updated:January 19, 2022, 11:25 IST