In the Unlock-4 amid the Corona crisis, the Central Government has given permission to open schools and colleges across the country. After the Central Guidelines for opening school-colleges from September 21, now the state governments have also started making rules and regulations to open schools. Under the central guidelines, children from class 9th to 12th can go to school with written permission from their parents. Several state governments, including Jharkhand and Haryana, have started preparing to open schools in a phased manner, while some governments are still confused about this.
The Haryana government plans to open the school on 21 September. Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Singh Gujjar says the state is ready to open schools once again. The budget has been allocated to sanitize the schools. However, in the Karnal and Sonepat districts, the state government had earlier said that only schools for classes 10 and 12 would be open.
The Jharkhand government is also in favor of opening schools amid the epidemic. Keep in mind the guidelines of the Home Ministry, the first class 10th and 12th classes will start here. Education Minister Jharkhand Vaidyanath Mahato says children’s education is suffering. He told, ‘We have come to know from a survey that only 27 percent of online class students in urban areas are able to take advantage. This figure is even worse in rural areas. Some children do not even have a mobile connection. ‘
Schools are also open in Andhra Pradesh from 21 September. Here 50 percent of teaching and 50 percent of non-teaching staff can be called into the school. Any student from class 9 to 12 can go to school and study after the written permission of their parents.
Schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh can be open, keeping in mind the guidelines of the Central Government. However, UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said that the condition of Corona in the state will be monitored until September 15, only then will it be decided whether schools will be open or not. Currently, classes are being run through Doordarshan UP for the 10th, 12th and Swayambha channel for 9th, 11th class. The timetable of the class is fixed every week. At the same time, classes are being run for children up to the 8th through WhatsApp or any other means.
Schools will remain Closed in Delhi
The Delhi government has decided to keep all schools closed until 30 September due to the Corona epidemic. According to the Delhi Education Directorate, all schools will be closed until 30 September. Students from 9th to 12th class are allowed to go to school on a voluntary basis in government schools outside the contention zone. However, online classes and teaching activities will continue as usual for students.
Uttarakhand Government Guidelines
Schools and colleges in Uttarakhand will remain closed until September 30 in view of the Corona epidemic. The state government has not yet given permission to open the school completely. In fact, there have been more than 28 thousand corona infection cases in Uttarakhand. Of these, about nine thousand people are still infected with the disease, and their treatment is ongoing.
Apart from these states, the Tamil Nadu government is also not in favor of opening schools. There is no thought to open schools in Chhattisgarh, at present, the emphasis is being placed on online classes and unique offline classes. Bihar has not yet been discussed. However, schools can be opened in Himachal Pradesh based on the guidelines of the Center.