The Narendra Modi-led government has dismissed the reports which had claimed that schools and colleges, that have been closed since mid-March, may open from September 1.
Officials and MPS during a meeting which was held recently stressed on the fact that economically weaker classes could not afford the necessary electronic media for online classes. However, the government assured that it would distribute transistors to poor children so they could study via community radio.
Union Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare said “Students will get their classes online and offline, and all logistical support will be provided to ensure that exams happen. We are not going to treat the current academic session as a year-long holiday”.