Schools are being re-opened in Tamil Nadu for classes 10th and 12th from 19th January. According to the rules applicable here, no more than 25 students will be present inside a class.
The state government has taken this decision after consulting the parents. The state health department has ordered the students to distribute vitamins and zinc tablets to increase their immunity.
Apart from this, in view of the loss of education due to the lockdown, the Tamil Nadu government is now also in the process of promoting online education. The state government has announced a free internet data card for students to continue studying online. According to this scheme, students will be given 2GB internet data card so that they can join online classes and download online study material.
The state claims that this decision has been taken to help students studying online. This scheme is for the students of government schools, government aided schools and government polytechnics. There are plans to benefit a total of 9,69,047 students under this scheme. These internet data cards will be distributed to students from schools across the state.
Since the closure of the school-college, there was a big challenge before the school students of the state to continue their studies, which the Tamil Nadu government is constantly trying to deal with. Even before this, the state government has announced to provide broadband internet to government schools. The dates of reopening of schools and colleges have not been announced in the state, so online education is the only support for students.