Schools in Puducherry to be closed from March 22 till May 31
The Territorial Administration of Puducherry has recently announced the closing of all schools for grades 1 to 8 from March 22 till May 31. The vacations apply to all schools using both the state board, CBSE, or ICSE model of the curriculum. Director of School Education P T Rudra Goud stated that the step has been taken because of the unexpected rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory and also many states in the country have shut the schools, colleges & other educational institutions for the safety of the students. The committee directed by Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Tamilisai Soundarajan has examined the ongoing pandemic condition in Puducherry and directed the closing of the schools. Grades for IX, X and XII would, though, be held for five working days from Monday to Friday.