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Schools, colleges in Puducherry to remain closed till January 31 due to pandemic: Minister

🔴 A Namassivayam told reporters after holding discussions with officials of the Health and Education Departments earlier that colleges also would remain closed till this month-end.

By: PTI | Puducherry |
Updated: January 19, 2022 10:34:55 am
Puducherry, Puducherry news, Puducherry schoolsClasses one to IX were cancelled from January 10 (Representative image)

Home and Education Minister of Puducherry A Namassivayam said on Tuesday that all schools conducting classes for students of Standards X to XII would remain closed till January 31 as he said coronavirus is spreading in the Union Territory.

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He told reporters after holding discussions with officials of the Health and Education Departments earlier that colleges also would remain closed till this month-end. He said the government had been holding classes from X to XII and also for students in colleges as the students aged between 15 and 18 years were being vaccinated against the pandemic.

“Considering the current situation of the virus, all classes in high and higher secondary schools and also colleges will remain closed,” he said.

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Already, classes one to IX were cancelled from January 10, he said.

Namassivayam said although physical classes were now cancelled, online classes would be conducted. Already, more than 60 per cent of the students were vaccinated against the scourge. Once the schools reopened, there would be vaccination of the rest, he added.

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