Published: 17th August 2020
Admissions start in Coimbatore's government and private schools after a gap of three months due to COVID
Admission processes were conducted as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in schools said the officials
After a gap of three months due to COVID-19, admission process for Classes I, VI, IX has begun in government, aided and private schools in Coimbatore from Monday. After the admission announcement, parents in Coimbatore gathered in front of schools and had admitted their wards.
As per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the admission process was conducted in schools. Kurumbapalayam government high school headmaster P Balan said, "There were a lot of transitions in admission compared to last year, due to COVID 19. Especially, 60 students were admitted within a day in various classes of class VI, VIII and IX. Just 70 students admitted in last year. We expect student admission may increase up to 30% this year in upcoming days. Highlight, as many as 25 students were joined in our school from nearby private schools."
A Parent, V Dakshana Sri in P N Pudur said, "My son, V Krish, was studying in a private school at Venkata Puram and now we have admitted at Class VII in a government-aided school near Vadavalli. After COVID-19, our life has changed totally and we could not pay fees to private school."
Chettipalayam Panchayat Union Primary School school headmistress R Devaki said, "A total of 34 kids were admitted in our school on Monday. We provided textbooks, note, etc to kids during admission. Besides, we have issued Transfer Certificate (TC) to 49 students who were completed class V through EMIS portal."
Chief Educational Officer (CEO) P Usha said, "We have inspected some government schools and there was a good response among parent for admission. There is a chance to increase student strength this year in government schools. We have instructed while government school headmasters issue TC to students who will go to another school, they should give proper guidance regarding admission and inform concerned school headmasters about students coming to their school for admission. Through this, we can protect students from drop out and we can ensure their education."