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TN schools to ensure cleanliness and safety ahead of reopening on June 6

Schools have been directed by the school education department to make sure that classrooms and toilets are neat and clean and furniture in classes and teaching equipment is in good condition

Ahead of the reopening of schools in Tamil Nadu on June 6, the school education department has directed the heads of schools to ensure that schools are clean and safe, said a report by IANS.

In a circular issued on Monday, May 27, the department directed teachers to take necessary steps to ensure that all children living near each school are enrolled. The circular also called upon teachers and school heads to make sure that all students who have passed Class X continue their further education.

Schools have also been directed to make sure that classrooms and toilets are neat and clean. Furniture in classes and teaching equipment should be in good condition, the circular stated.

Schools were further directed to conduct two hours of compulsory physical education classes every week and it asked the Physical Education Teachers (PT) to arrive at least 30 minutes before the school work commences to check attendance, maintain discipline and ensure that students are in clean and neat uniforms that are properly ironed.

The school education department informed the schools to remove obsolete laboratory equipment after properly registering them. The managements of schools have also been asked to remove the debris accumulated on the surface of the school building and to maintain the rainwater drainage system.

The circular further asked the schools to ensure that the drinking water tanks and overhead storage tanks are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected so that clean and safe drinking water is made available to students.

The schools were closed on March 23 for summer vacation and are set to reopen on June 6.