Maharashtra School Reopening News: Putting minds and hearts of lakhs of students and their parents at ease, Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has said that the state government is not planning to reopen schools anytime soon, until the pandemic situation is brought under control. Ms Gaikwad informed that the current prevailing situation is not suitable for school reopening and that the state government may consider proposal to reopen schools only after Diwali.
Virtual Classes, Special Classes to continue
Speaking to media persons at a press meet, Ms Gaikwad said that schools have been conducting virtual classes and teachers have been taking special classes for students in some areas. This will continue in near future, until Diwali, after which the Government may consider a proposal to reopen schools in the state. Education Minister was also found to be COVID-19 positive and has recovered fully now. While speaking to reporters, she said that “the challenge is to find a way to end the academic year and assess students. While we are exploring various options, it is clear that schools will not open before Diwali.”
Cabinet to Consider Proposal Soon
As per recent media reports, the Maharashtra State Government is mulling the idea to reopen schools in the state post-Diwali. Earlier, Maharashtra Education Minister Pramod Samant had said that the situation in the state is not suitable for reopening of schools in October, in line with the Unlock 5.0 Guidelines released by the Central Government. Maharashtra State chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey has instructed the school education department to review the online education system which is being conducted in the state since the past few months since the lockdown was announced in March 2020.