Admissions in TN schools start from today

Chennai: Admissions for classes 1-10 have started in government and aided schools  across Tamilnadu today. Admissions for classes 11 and 12 will commence from 28  August. However, reopening of schools would be considered only after the pandemic  comes under total control.

According to sources in the School Education department, admissions for students  joining Classes 1, 6 and 9 will be given priority today and students transferring  schools in other classes too may be admitted from today.

All schools have been directed to give admissions even in the absence of students based on the records submitted by their parents. The government has also directed  the schools to admit students even if any of the documents are not available.

An order issued by Chief Secretary K Shanmugam said, ‘the headmasters of high and higher secondary schools should get the students list and their contact details  from neighbourhood feeder schools. Admissions to classes six and 11 should be  conducted on particular dates. The dates should be communicated to the parents.’

Stating that the headmasters should put up the admission dates to on their notice  boards, the order added: ‘If the feeder schools have more strength, then students  should be split into two groups consisting of 20 students and conduct admissions  in the morning and afternoon.’

While asking the teachers to visit their schools two days before the admissions  and ensure the hygiene of the schools, the order said for students studying in  government and government-aided schools, the free notebooks and books, uniforms  should be distributed during the admissions.

It also gave permission to the Director of Matriculation Schools to conduct  admissions to 25 per cent seats reserved under Right to Education act from 17  August.

Urging all to ensure that social distancing and other Covid-19 preventive measures were followed during the admission process, Minister for School Education K A  Sengottaiyan recently said admission for LKG and class one in private schools  would be done online.


NT Bureau