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TN education department demolishes 3030 old school buildings, new one’s under construction

- March 8, 2022

Chennai, March 8 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu education department has razed 3030 old school buildings in the state that were in a dilapidated state and the construction of new buildings is in process. It may be noted that during the recent rains some old school buildings that were in poor condition had come down and in Tirunelveli district, four children had died after the school wall crashed on them in the rains.

The minister had then announced that old school buildings would be razed and new buildings constructed in their places.

State school education minister, Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi said that the government is allocating funds for the construction of new school buildings. In a statement on Tuesday, the office of the minister said that the students of the schools that are razed would be accommodated in rented buildings to continue with their education.

The minister said that the syllabus for the present academic year in all schools has been reduced by 30 to 55 percent due to Covid and that portions in all schools would be covered on time. Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi in the statement also said that exams would be conducted in the month of May as scheduled.

The state school education minister while speaking to BPNS said, “ The old school buildings that were in dilapidated conditions are razed and new ones are constructed as safety of children is of prime importance. Chief Minister Thiru M.K. Stalin had given the go-ahead after the children lost lives in the accident of a school building crashing on them and funds are not criteria for the construction of new buildings.”