All schools across Tamilnadu re-opened after a long summer vacation today. There are around 35,414 primary schools, 9,708 middle schools, 17,000 higher secondary schools functioning under the government.
It may be noted that the annual public exams for classes 10, 11 and 12 were conducted in March. In view of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, vacation for school students began 10 days early.
Following the annual exams in April, government and private institutions had closed for summer vacation. Parents had raised their concerns over rising mercury levels and water scarcity and had hoped the reopening date would be postponed