Coimbatore: More than 4,600 students of government schools across the district, studying in classes X and XII, have not attended offline classes although the academic year is slated to end soon.
The students did not report to schools after they were shut after Covid-19 broke out. Many of them dropped out last year. However, their names were carried over to the next academic year as the state government passed all students citing disruption of school activities due to the pandemic.
“Only 94% of the students facing board exams turned up for the revision tests held last week. There are a total of 76,945 students, who are facing board examinations this academic year, including 41,946 Class X students. All the students took the revision tests, except 4,600 to 4,700 students,” an official said.
G R Senthooran, headmaster of Kannampalayam Government Higher Secondary School, said that of the 65 Class X students, 59 are attending classes. “They appeared for the revision exams. The rest have not turn up ever since the academic year began. Attempts to trace them went in vain as they could not be located. They should have left the places to somewhere else due to Covid impact,” he said.
G Ramesh, headmaster of the government higher secondary school in Othakkalmandapam, said that 95% attendance was recorded in classes X and XII. TNN


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