School Reopenings Delayed in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Telangana, and Goa Due to Intense Heatwave

Reported by Siddhi Tripathy


Amid a scorching heatwave, schools in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Telangana, and Goa are postponing their reopening dates to ensure student safety.


Tamil Nadu Postpones to June 10

In Tamil Nadu, the School Education Department has decided to delay the reopening of schools from June 6 to June 10 due to the extreme heat. This decision applies to all government, aided, and private schools, ensuring students get a few more days of relief from the sweltering temperatures.


Puducherry Follows Suit

Similarly, schools in Puducherry, including the areas of Karaikal, Mahe, and Yanam, will now reopen on June 12 instead of June 6. Director of School Education P. Priyadharshini stated that this decision covers all types of schools, including those following the CBSE curriculum. With temperatures soaring and little rainfall, this move aims to protect students from the harsh weather.


Telangana Schools to Open on June 12

Telangana has also decided to push the reopening date to June 12 for the 2024-25 academic year. The state’s academic calendar includes 229 working days and outlines breaks for Dasara, Christmas, and Sankranti holidays. The school enrollment drive, Badi Bata, will start on June 1, with the calendar also detailing syllabus completion and extracurricular activities to support holistic student development.


Goa Considers Postponement

In Goa, Speaker Ramesh Tawadkar has urged the government to delay school reopenings by a few days. This suggestion aligns with the opposition’s demands and addresses the challenge of reopening schools on June 4, coinciding with Lok Sabha election results and teachers’ participation in election duties.


These proactive steps reflect the authorities’ commitment to student safety during the current heatwave, providing some respite from the intense summer heat before the new academic year begins.

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