Gujarat, Maharashtra to consider reopening schools only after Diwali

 Gujarat, Maharashtra to consider reopening schools only after Diwali

Share this article !

Gujarat and Maharashtra governments are planning to reopen schools only after Diwali as COVID19 cases have seen an upsurge in these states. The education department for both states does not have any immediate plans to reopen schools this month. Diwali this year will be celebrated on November 14 across the country, after which a decision on reopening of schools would be taken.

As per Vinod Rao, secretary, state education department of Gujarat, “We are not doing this immediately. We will consider reopening schools only after Diwali (vacation) after assessing the coronavirus situation.” The education department of the state has been in constant touch with representatives of parents and school associations over the issue.

Gujarat government had earlier decided against reopening schools from Sep 21 in light of the COVID-19 situation in the state. Not only the government but as per reports, parents are also not eager to send their children to school amid a pandemic.

Jatin Bharat, vice- president of the Self-financed Schools Management Association of Gujarat while speaking to PTI said, “If the situation improves in October, one can expect schools to reopen in the second half of November, after Diwali.”

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has also decided the same. School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said that schools will not reopen in the state before Diwali. Also as per senior officials in the state education department, reopening schools under the current situation is out of the question, as there is no sign of the pandemic abating.

 

Share this article !

Avatar

tndadmin

0 Reviews

Related post