Kerala Education Minister C Raveendranath has ordered to not to open schools on Wednesday which are damaged or which are not fit for functioning on Tuesday. According to him 98 per cent of schools are in a good condition and can function properly, but he has left the decision in district collectors hand and said that the respective district collectors can take the decision on whether the schools should be opened or not, as reported by Mathrubhumi News.
“The situation in most schools in flood-affected areas has improved, but, in the cases of damaged schools, the district collectors make a call. The department will take a decision later on the Onam examinations,” said an official from Kerala Department of Higher Secondary Education.
Education Minister has also announced no Onam examinations any time soon is to be conducted by the education department and has also promised to rearrange the syllabus books for the flood-affected students. The education department usually conducts a mid-year examination when schools reopen after Onam vacations that was scheduled to start in August.
“The books for students who have been affected by floods will reach the schools soon. Discussions will be held with teachers’ associations to make up the loss of days in the academic year,” said the education minister to Mathrubhumi.