Over 700 private schools in Tamil Nadu to be shut down; lacked permanent licenses

Students of over 748 private schools in Tamil Nadu face an uncertain future, as their schools will be shut down after 31 May. The schools have been running on the basis of a temporary certificate and this will expire in May. The schools were running on the basis of temporary permissions.

The Madras High Court has refused to let the state government grant an extension to these schools unless they have the required facilities. The students will now have to get admitted into recognized schools. Parents and children are obviously very worried.

State governments can grant permanent recognition to private schools only if they meet the rules and regulations it has set. The Tamil Nadu government has formed a committee to check if these 746 schools have the required set up and facilities too continue functioning.