After a protracted wait, the distribution of free textbooks for college students of lessons 2 to five, 7 and eight from authorities and government-aided colleges will start from Monday throughout Tamil Nadu.
School Education Director S. Kannappan mentioned that college students of lessons 7 and eight might be given the textbooks first from August 3, and colleges can then schedule the distribution of textbooks for the opposite lessons.
“The State government has already issued standard operating procedures for the distribution of textbooks and other resources, which should be strictly adhered to. Schools should inform parents and students to compulsorily wear face masks when they come to the campus,” a round to all Chief Educational Officers mentioned.
“The textbooks reached us around mid-July and we have been instructed to not allow more than 20 persons on campus in an hour during the distribution,” the headmaster of a metropolis college mentioned.
With video classes at present being telecast on Kalvi TV for these lessons, academics had requested for the textbooks to be distributed on the earliest.