MP: Schools for class 1 to 8 remain shut till March 31
NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: In Madhya Pradesh, classes for students from class I to VIII will be closed till March 31st due to COVID-19. In the review meeting of the School Education Department, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said yesterday that 'radical' changes have to be brought in the field of school education in Madhya Pradesh so that the education in the state can be the best.
The upcoming new academic session will now start on 1 April 2021 in Madhya Pradesh. Class one to class eight will be evaluated on the basis of project work. At the same time, the board exams of class 10th and 12th will be taken and their classes will start soon. Social distancing and other precautions will be fully observed in the classrooms. On the other hand, students of classes ninth and eleventh will be called to school just one or two days a week.
During the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also instructed the officials to prepare a year-wise detailed action plan for 10,000 high quality schools to be opened in the state in the next 3 years. In order to improve the quality of education, the government schools running on the same campus have been integrated under the 'Ek Parisar- Ek Shala' scheme in the state. According to the new education policy, a committee of experts will be formed for guidance in the field of education in the state. Similarly, after studying the education system of other states of the country, the best education system will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh.
Super 100 Scheme has brought very good results in the State. In year 2020, 64 out of 95 JEE -Mains, 21 out of 64 in JEE-Advance and 93 out of 99 in NEET have been selected in the State. CM Chouhan congratulated all the concerned persons.
CM Chouhan directed that private schools which remained closed due to Covid, should not charge any fee other than tuition fees for that period. This order should be strictly enforced.
Under New Education Policy, KG-I and KG-II classes will commence in 1,500 Government schools in the State in the first phase.