As a part of the standard operative procedure issued by the central government under the Unlock 4 guidelines, students of classes IX to XII were allowed to seek guidance from teachers at schools outside containment zones on a voluntary basis.
Yesterday, however, based on an announcement by the TN government, the same has been put on hold till the end of October.
The principal of Rani Meyammai Girls’ School, R. A. Puram, V. Amudha, says, “The school heads had a meeting with the officials at the TN education department yesterday evening. We were told that students will be not permitted to come to school till the end of October. We were also told to always wait for the official government order before taking a decision regarding reopening of schools and not rely on announcements made on television channels”.
Parents were apprehensive about sending their children to school and this was one of the reasons for this decision, says Amudha.