TN school admissions to begin from August 17


CHENNAI: Admissions to Classes one, five and nine in all schools of Tamil Nadu would begin on August 17 all over the State, reported Deccan Chronicle quoting minister for school education K A.

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

However, the government will consider the reopening of schools after the pandemic comes under total control.

With Class 10 results having been announced on August 10, admissions for Class 11 will begin on August 24. The students will receive their provisional mark sheets from their schools from August 17 to 21, reported the NewsMinute.

Government schools can issue free textbooks to students when they come in for admissions. Currently, the state has been telecasting lessons for government school students on the state-run Kalvi Television channel.  On July 31, the government issued guidelines for online classes, regulating timing and offering precautions to be taken by teachers and parents before and after sessions. Accordingly, it was announced that attendance, assessments and assignments were not mandatory.