Puducherry Puts off Reopening of Schools and Colleges

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Puducherry govt cancels reopening of schools (Representative image)

Puducherry govt cancels reopening of schools (Representative image)

The Puducherry government has decided to postpone the reopening of schools and colleges from July 16 following pleas from different sections that said the decision to reopen institutions be reconsidered.

  • PTI Puducherry
  • Last Updated:July 15, 2021, 18:47 IST
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The Puducherry government has decided to postpone the reopening of schools and colleges from July 16 following a plea from different sections that the decision to reopen institutions be reconsidered, Home and Education minister A Namassivayam said on Thursday. The government would announce the fresh date of reopening of schools and colleges subsequently studying the pandemic situation, Namassivayam told newsmen subsequently holding discussions with Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan at her office here.

According to him, as of now the number of new coronavirus cases has not come executewn and there were pleas from different sections including parents and voluntary organizations to put off reopening of schools and colleges. The minister said he held talks with Chief Minister N Rangasamy and also with education department officials on the matter and now it had been decided to put off reopening of the institutions.

Rangasamy had a few days ago announced that schools would resume functioning and would conduct classes for Standards 9-12 from tomorrow (July 16). He had also said colleges would resume classes from tomorrow.

There was however opposition to reopening of the institutions by the Congress and AIADMK among others.

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