Reopening schools not compulsory on October 15
Schools are reopening from October 15 after the Union Home Ministry passed the orders, therefore, the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal on Thursday took to Twitter to thank the government. Schools will be reopening in a graded manner.
A few days ago, the Home Ministry released unlock guidelines for schools. Days after popular competitive exams — JEE Mains and NEET — were conducted pan India amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the Education Minister is now a little confident about re-opening and running schools safely.
Further, the HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal asked people to not involve in ‘politics on education’ so that students’ precious time is not wasted.
Schools will be reopening from October 15 on the orders of the Home Ministry but if some schools want to remain closed, they can choose that option as well.
The home Minister said “For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/UT Governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after October 15, 2020, in a graded manner,”
He also added “The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/ institution management, based on their assessment of the situation, and subject to the following conditions–Online/ distance learning shall continue to be the preferred mode of teaching and shall be encouraged. Where schools are conducting online classes, and some students prefer to attend online classes rather than physically attend school, they may be permitted to do so,”