Rural schools will commence classes for standards 5 to 12 and urban schools for standards 8 to 12.
Navi Mumbai / Maharashtra: The Maharashtra state education minister, Varsha Gaikwad, announced the state’s decision to reopen schools in both rural and urban areas, from 4th October. The decision comes after a thorough consultation of the current situation with state health officials and Covid-19 task force.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has given the go-ahead for the reopening of schools in the state.
As per information, rural schools will exclude classes for standards 1 to 4 and urban schools for standards 1 to 7 standard.
However, Gaikwad also mentioned that schools couldn’t force students to attend, and that the decision was to be taken entirely by parents.
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Apparently, a survey conducted by the state education department, found 70% parents willingly consenting for the reopening of schools.
Parents, it seems, were eager to send their children off to schools considering the amount of academic losses suffered by students, during the coronavirus lockdown.
As readers must be aware that the schools in Maharashtra were first to reopen in July, but could not owing to the increasingly fluctuating coronavirus cases in the state.
However, with the second wave ebbing down and no visible signs of a far severe third wave, the state government decided to take a leap of faith.
Still, considering a possible streak of new infections, offline classes shall continue for standards 1 to 4 in rural areas and standards 1 to 7 in urban areas in the state.
For safety, the Maharashtra government has issued a strict policy as well, for the unfailing implementation of the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in all schools.
Last Updated on September 27, 2021 by lp@admin