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The Union education ministry has asked states and union territories for parent’s feedback on a likely period when they will be comfortable with reopening of schools. The education secretaries of all states and union territories have been asked to revert with the feedback by July 20 i.e. by today. A circular sent by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), has also asked for parent’s expectations from schools as and when they reopen.

Feedback asked on following points for reopening of schools:

  • When do they want the reopening of schools to happen —August / September / October 2020
  • What are the parents’ expectations from Schools — when they reopen?
  • Any other feedback/remarks in this regard,” the circular from the HRD ministry said.
  • Also, the HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal in a June 3 interview revealed that schools and colleges which have remained closed since around March 16 will reopen after August 2020. However, after looking at the current situation, it seems that the decision to reopen schools after August will be heard again. Chances of school reopening might get forwarded to October.

Around 33 crore students have been waiting for school reopening news to dispel their doubts.