MP: School, colleges likely to reopen from July 1
BHOPAL [Maha Media]: Higher secondary schools and colleges in Madhya Pradesh are likely to reopen from July 1. Though final decision regarding reopening of schools is yet to be taken, but Government has asked authorities to find out way for the same.
Officials said that School Education Department (SED) is working with senior authorities to reopen the schools with assured safety of children. There are proposals to adopt Corona Curfew formula. This includes system to keep the school, colleges closed in city where COVID cases are active and reopen school, college in city where cases are almost zero. Presence hour in school of each student will be decided as per their age. However, final decision will be taken as per recommendation of disaster management committee. Expectation is also being made for the arrival of third wave of COVID-19 due to which officials are avoiding to take decision of reopening.
Schools and colleges are closed since March 2020. Online studies are continuing in all the schools and colleges. SED officials said that this is not good for physical and mental health of students to stay at home and continue online studies. They said it is important to keep the schools open but their safety is most important.
Sources said that Government is planning to reopen schools with certain safety measures. Class 9 to 12 students will be called on alternate days and each day there will be 50 percent students in a class. For class 6 to 8, students will be called once or twice a week in limited numbers. School management will be focusing social distancing and limited count of students. For class one to five, classes will be held via online.