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Rising Covid cases :TN Parents worried as schools set to reopen on June 13

- June 12, 2022

Chennai, June 12 (IANS)

With Covid -19 fresh cases crossing  200 per day in Tamil Nadu, the parents of school-going children are worried as schools are all set to reopen on Monday, June 13.

Priya Sethumadhavan, a housewife said that she is worried over he daughter Akansha going to school on Monday with the Covid cases on a rise in the state.

While speaking to IANS, the worried mother said, “I am worried as children will intermingle with one another and we don’t know what is in store for our child. If they are conducting classes in two shifts it would have been better, but most of the classes are in a single stint.”

Teachers however said that there is no other option other than reopening classes. Selvanayagan, a teacher at a private aided school in Madurai while speaking to IANS said, “ Connecting with students during online classes was very difficult and students were even confused over the basics and fundamentals. We have now to start basics again and then move ahead.”

He said that students of classes 1 to 5 need strong foundation classes and if there is any delay in reopening of classes learning basics would be affected and this would lead to students losing out which the state cannot afford after long lockdowns during the pandemic.

State School education minister Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi in a statement said that schools in Tamil Nadu will reopen on June 13, Monday.