Published: 17th January 2022
Tamil Nadu and Telangana extend holidays for educational institutions due to rising number of COVID-19 cases
Schools will be closed till January 30 in Telangana, while in Tamil Nadu, classes will begin only after January 31
In light of rising COVID-19 cases across states, the state governments of Telangana and Tamil Nadu have decided to close educational institutions. This applies to all educational institutions in Telangana till 30 January, while only schools for Classes X and XII in Tamil Nadu will remain closed till January 31.
The Tamil Nadu government also declared the postponement of examinations for Classes X and XII. Physical classes for Classes I to IX are yet to begin and hence, online classes have also been given a break till the end of the month.
In Telangana, the extension of holidays comes after an initial declaration of a break for all educational institutions from January 8 to 16. A cabinet meeting will be held on Monday, January 17, at 2 pm in Pragathi Bhavan to discuss COVID-related matters, the Chief Minister's office said.