CHENNAI: Days after in search of the views of oldsters, Tamil Nadu authorities on Thursday reversed its transfer to reopen colleges from November 16 for lessons 9-12 and mentioned they shall proceed to stay closed. Whereas faculties had been additionally earlier scheduled to operate from November 16, the federal government mentioned faculties and varsities shall reopen from December 2 just for analysis students and closing 12 months postgraduate college students of science and know-how streams.

“The opening of faculties for all different programs might be introduced later,” the federal government mentioned in an official launch including hostels could be opened just for these college students who shall resume research from subsequent month.

Disclosing the end result of state-wide consultations held with mother and father of personal, authorities and aided colleges on November 9 on beginning lessons for the 2020-21 tutorial 12 months for increased requirements, the federal government mentioned the opinion was divided.

Mother and father of some colleges needed the establishments to reopen, however others had been in opposition to such a transfer in view of the coronavirus pandemic and the college training division analysed the opnions holistically, the discharge mentioned.

“The order on reopening colleges from November 16 for lessons 9-12 is cancelled. An announcement on reopening colleges might be made later primarily based on the scenario,” the federal government mentioned primarily based on the suggestions acquired from mother and father.

After Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami mentioned on October 31 that colleges and faculties could be allowed to reopen from November 16, DMK president M Okay Stalin hit out on the authorities for its “hasty” announcement.

The chief of the opposition had mentioned {that a} resolution on reopening colleges must be taken solely in January 2021 after analysing the pandemic situation.

A piece of oldsters additionally expressed apprehension over beginning lessons for 9-12 for the reason that pandemic had not light but and extent to which college students may adhere to measures in opposition to the unfold of virus in colleges. As on November 11, a complete of seven,50,409 folks had examined constructive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu out of which 7,20,339 recovered. Whereas 18,655 was the variety of energetic instances, the dying toll stood at 11,415.

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