School Reopening News: With the decline in the new cases, several states are now mulling to reopen schools and colleges in accordance with the prescribed COVID protocols and appropriate behaviour by the government.
New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The coronavirus pandemic has hit the education sector across the globe with educational institutions including schools, colleges, coaching centres being shut due to the lockdowns. In India, schools and colleges have been closed since last year when the COVID-19 outbreak caused havoc across the nation. However, with the decline in the number of new infections across the country, several states are now mulling to reopen schools and colleges in accordance with the prescribed COVID protocols and appropriate behaviour by the government. States like Maharashtra and Gujarat have even opened schools from today (July 15). However, during school time, strict adherence to COVID norms including wearing a mask and following physical distance is most important.
States where schools are opened or will be opened this month:
The Maharashtra government today reopened schools for students of classes 8th-12th in areas where there are no coronavirus cases. The decision has been taken by the state government after discussions with parents regarding the formulation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for schools, taking permission from village panchayats and sending children to school.
Schools will open from July 26 in Madhya Pradesh, the chief minister announced on Wednesday. While announcing the CM said that physical classes for 11th and 12th class students will start with 50 per cent capacity. He further said that a decision regarding the resumption of other classes will be taken in August. The Chief Minister said that if the situation remains under control, class 9th-10th and then middle and primary classes will be started from August 15 in a sequential manner.
“The government had earlier decided to re-open schools and colleges, but now we have decided to postpone it due to the current COVID19 situation. We will announce the opening of educational institutions and colleges later”, said Puducherry Education Minister. Puducherry has earlier decided to resume schools for classes IX to XII from July 16.