Schools reopen latest news update in Hindi: According to Unlock 5.0 Schools, Colleges Guidelines, currently schools, colleges and other educational institutions outside Covid-19 Containment Zones were allowed to reopen after 15 October. The final decision to reopen the institutions has been left to the States and Union Territories.
Schools reopen latest news update: The central government has approved the gradual reopening of schools from October 15, but several states including Delhi, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh have decided not to open schools yet. At the same time, some states like Haryana and Meghalaya are yet to decide on this and are assessing the situation in view of the increasing cases of Covid-19.
Universities, colleges and schools were ordered to be closed on 16 March for the prevention of Novel Coronavirus across the country. The central government had announced the lockdown at the national level from 25 March. The government began gradual easing of various restrictions at various stages in order to initiate ‘unlock’ from June 8, but educational institutions were kept closed.
However, in the latest ‘unlock’ guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions outside Covid-19 prohibited areas were allowed to reopen after 15 October. The final decision to reopen the institutions has been left to the States and Union Territories.
The Delhi government has decided to keep the schools closed until October 31. The situation will then be reviewed. The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that schools outside the prohibited areas will be reopened from October 19 to students of classes IX to XII.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that classes would be held on shifts and all necessary protocols such as keeping physical distance and proper cleanliness of the premises would have to be followed. Students will be allowed to attend classes only after submitting written permission of their parents or guardians.
The Karnataka government has said that it is in no hurry to reopen the schools and will take a decision in this regard after studying all aspects.
Karnataka’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister S.K. Suresh Kumar said, “Our government and education department are not in any hurry to reopen schools under any circumstances. The health and safety of our children is very important for us. “The Chhattisgarh government has said that schools in the state will remain closed until further orders in view of the epidemic.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, “Schools will not reopen in Maharashtra until Diwali. After Diwali, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will assess the situation and take a decision. ”
The Gujarat government has also said that it can consider reopening the schools only after Diwali. The Meghalaya government has sought the parents’ response before taking a final decision on reopening schools in the state. According to the state education minister Lakhmen Rimbui, the state government has decided that upper primary schools will be opened only to solve the problems related to the education of the students of class VI, VII and VIII. The same is being done from 15 October for secondary and higher secondary schools.
The Puducherry government has announced that classes have been started from October 8 for students from the ninth to twelfth standard. According to Puducherry Director of Education Rudra Gaur, classes will be held only for half a day, six days a week until further orders.
The Haryana government is considering reopening schools for students from sixth to ninth grade so that they can get guidance from teachers, but no final decision has been taken yet. The Andhra Pradesh government has also decided not to resume classes in the normal manner till November 2. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the decision to reopen the schools would be taken only after mid-November.