School holidays in Tamil Nadu may become rarer as collectors in Tamil Nadu have been instructed by the State government to be more cautious while declaring holidays for schools irrespective of the reason. They are also asked to ensure that compensatory classes are held on Saturdays to make up for lost days, reports TOI.
The developments come after the district collectors were found declaring holidays even on a typical rainy day without realising that it disturbs the entire schedule of teaching and learning”, observed the State government.
Pradeep Yadav, school education secretary, while issuing a series of guidelines, told collectors, “The decision to close schools may be taken three hours before they are to open, taking into account the situation prevailing at that time. Holiday should be restricted to the affected areas only and not include the whole revenue district”.
He added saying that declaring holidays for local festivals or other reasons such as school buildings being used as relief camps, should mention the days on which compensatory classes would be held.
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