School Reopening: Schools have opened in many states, know where preparations are going on to open

Pankaj Prasad
03/10/2021 21:28 IST
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Schools have opened in many states.

New Delhi.Corona infection is continuously decreasing in the whole country.Due to this, schools have opened in many states.The process of opening schools is going on in many states affected by the infection.In this episode, schools are being opened in Maharashtra from Monday.Whereas in Kerala, schools will be opened for classes 1 to 7 and 10 and 12 from November 1.At the same time, a decision regarding the reopening of schools for classes 1-5 in Karnataka will be taken after the festive season.Let us know what kind of preparations are going on for the opening of schools in the states.

Schools will be opened in Maharashtra from Monday

Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said that "effective coordination" between education, health departments and local administration has to be maintained for smooth transition of teaching-learning activities to offline classes.Schools across Maharashtra will reopen on October 4.Schools will reopen for classes 5 to 12 in rural areas and for classes 8 to 12 in urban areas.Gaikwad had held a review meeting with the state education department on Saturday.

Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted that with the reopening of schools from Monday, held a meeting with senior officials of the education department, education officers across the state to assess the preparedness.During the meeting, the officials made some welcome suggestions.These will definitely help.The minister said that the Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) will prepare an action plan and help the officials overcome any hurdles in resuming physical classes.

He said that I have directed the education officers to personally visit the schools and monitor the reopening.To prevent infection in physical classes, effective coordination has to be maintained with the health department and the local administration will have to maintain liaison.We are committed to providing a conducive environment to students, many of whom will return to the classroom after a year and a half.

Kerala government will issue guidelines to reopen schools

Physical classes are going to resume in Kerala schools on November 1.Kerala Education Minister V Shivankutty said a detailed guideline for the reopening of schools would be issued on October 5.

The minister informed that the decision was taken after several meetings held with various stakeholders, which concluded on Sunday.Shivankutty said a series of meetings held with the District Education Officer (DEO) and Assistant Educational Officer (AEO) concluded today.

Matters related to teacher training and conditions for conducting classes as per COVID norms were discussed.The minister further said that the state education department has started extensive preparations for the resumption of physical classes and will issue detailed guidelines on Tuesday.

He said that some schools lack basic facilities, so the government is planning to accommodate those students in nearby schools so that they can follow all the COVID-19 guidelines.The Kerala government had earlier announced that from November 1, schools would be opened for classes 1 to 7 and 10 and 12, with fully immunized staff.

In the revised COVID-19 guidelines issued on Saturday, the government allowed regular classes in colleges and training institutes for fully immunized students from October 18.However, only fully immunized teachers and other staff will be allowed in colleges.

Final decision on reopening Karnataka schools for classes 1-5 after festivals: Minister

Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Sunday said a decision regarding the reopening of schools for classes 1-5 in the state would be taken after the festive season.He also said that the state government has not reopened educational institutions in a hurry but in a phased manner after discussions with parents and experts.Sudhakar, after meeting Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, said that higher education institutions were reopened first, then colleges and later schools for classes 9-12 and classes 6-8 were opened.He said that we will make a decision soon after the festive season.Let the Dussehra holiday be over.Sudhakar said a final decision would be taken after consultations and the cabinet decision.

Sudhakar said that when asked about the closure of a school in Bengaluru after children tested positive for COVID-19, he said that the government is aware of it, but it cannot determine an incident that the class Whether to reopen schools for 1-5.He said that the school is still closed and many children are in quarantine.Two children had symptoms and are not in critical condition.We are keeping an eye on every school in the state.

He said that it has been more than a month that the schools for classes 6-8 were reopened in the state and we have not received any report of concern from the schools till now.Sudhakar said that we have to reopen the schools for classes 1-5 as the medically speaking immunity is highest among children up to 12 years of age.Since the children are small and keeping in mind the concern of the parents, the government has focused on reopening educational institutions in a phased manner.

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