Schools likely to Open Post-Diwali, says School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad

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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.

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School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad- The New Indian Express

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MUMBAI: As the coronavirus cases continue to rise in Maharashtra, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has said schools will not reopen in the state before Diwali.

Maharashtra has till now reported 15,17,434 COVID-19 cases and 40,040 deaths due to the disease.

The Centre on March 16 announced closure of all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

It has now allowed graded reopening of schools from October 15.

Gaikwad, who recently recovered from COVID-19, said schools have been conducting virtual classes and teachers have been taking special classes for students in some areas.

However, the challenge is to find a way to end the academic year and assess students, she said.

“While we are exploring various options, it is clear that schools will not open before Diwali,” Gaikwad said.

According to senior officials in the state education department, reopening schools

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No help for stranded uni students, but Education Minister says will monitor online reactions

The Malaysian minister who postponed university registrations at short notice said yesterday she will monitor the trending hashtag “#SiswaJagaSiswa” (Students take care of students) to receive feedback regarding the thousands of students left stranded on campus. 

The hashtag was created as part of an online crowdfunding initiative to help affected students return home after Higher Education Minister Noraini Ahmad postponed registrations three days before school was due to begin Monday, without offering measures to mitigate the consequences. More than 50 universities were affected. 

“#SiswaJagaSiswa will become a platform for the higher education ministry to receive feedback from university students. Let’s do this together okay?” Noraini wrote online yesterday in response to complaints from activist Syasya Fooad, who is also the one who started the movement and the #SiswaJagaSiswa hashtag.  But both are being criticized online with Noraini largely accused of jumping on a trending hashtag instead of offering concrete

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Poland’s new education minister tests positive for COVID, swearing-in postponed

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland rescheduled a ceremony at which the president was to confirm new ministers on Monday, after the incoming education minister said he had tested positive for coronavirus.

Przemyslaw Czarnek, 43, announced he had been infected ahead of an event at the presidential palace, where President Andrzej Duda was due to confirm the cabinet line-up after a government reshuffle announced last week.

“I was tested this morning due to a headache so as not to expose the President, the cabinet and other participants in today’s events. I feel good. Don’t underestimate the symptoms,” Czarnek, said in a tweet posted on Monday.

The ceremony was moved to Tuesday, Presidential spokesman Blazej Spychalski told public television.

Health authorities said that anyone who had contact with Czarnek between Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 would have to self-isolate.

The government spokesman said on Twitter that those people included Deputy Prime Minister Jacek

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Inaugurates New Projects Of Higher Education Department

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Inaugurates New Projects Of Higher Education Department

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Inaugurates New Projects Of Higher Education Department

Chennai:

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated completed projects of the Higher Education Department at various places. He also laid the foundation for establishing infrastructure facilities of the higher education department, an official press release said.

Buildings and hostels constructed for students at a cost of Rs 58.21 crore at Government Arts and Science Colleges, Government Engineering Colleges, Government Polytechnic Colleges in various districts and Manonmaniam Sundaranar University were inaugurated by the chief minister. He also laid the foundation through video conferencing from the secretariat here for postgraduate and research wings for new departments of Computer Science, Physics and Commerce, hostels for students and residences for the Vice Chancellor on premises of Thiruvalluvar University, Katpadi to come up at a total cost of Rs 25.25 crore, the release said.

In the last nine years, 66 government

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New Polish education minister tests positive for coronavirus

WARSAW, Poland — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has requested that the official swearing-in of his reshuffled Cabinet be postponed Monday after one of the ministers tested positive for COVID-19.

The ceremony conducted by President Andrzej Duda was planned for Monday afternoon, but the new education minister, Przemyslaw Czarnek, said early in the day he had a headache and a test showed he was infected with the coronavirus.

It was not immediately clear when the swearing-in would be held for the right-wing government that has recently been trimmed down after the ruling coalition ran into difficulties.

Government spokesman Piotr Mueller said on Twitter that Czarnek was put in quarantine and sanitary procedures have been put in place.

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Poland’s incoming education minister tests positive for coronavirus

WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s incoming education minister said on Monday he had tested positive for coronavirus, as new cases in Poland have continued to reach records over the past week.

Przemyslaw Czarnek, 43, announced he had been infected ahead of an event at the presidential palace, where President Andrzej Duda was expected to confirm new ministers after a government reshuffle announced last week.

“I was tested this morning due to a headache so as not to expose the President, the cabinet and other participants in today’s events. I feel good. Don’t underestimate the symptoms,” Czarnek, said in a tweet posted on Monday.

Poland on Saturday reached a record of new daily coronavirus infections. As of Monday, Poland had a total of 102,080 confirmed cases and 2,659 deaths.

“We do not expect the situation to change drastically in the coming days. We will likely be observing results at the level of

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AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurates Tribal Unit of the National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) at Gohe Budruk in Pune | India Education,Education News India,Education News

New Delhi: When Mahatma Gandhi’s disciples had approached him to seek his permission for celebrating his Jayanti, Gandhiji directed them to start some constructive work on this day. He himself used to observe ‘maunvrat’ and work on charkha on this day. Later on, after demise of Gandhiji, Vinoba Bhave started observing Gandhi Jayanti as ‘Sut yagya’ which calls everyone to work on the spinning wheel and prepare cotton threads, stated Shri Abhay Narayan Tripathi in course of a webinar jointly organized on Gandhi Jayanti by Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Maharashtra and Goa, and Press Regional Bureau, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune, today. Speaking on ‘Mahatma Gandhi’s Insights on Health’, the researcher of Gandhian philosophy stated that the Mahatma had educated his disciples and sent across a message of ‘self-purification’- from inside as well as outside. Explaining in details, Shri Tripathi said, majority of

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“Nonsense about some human rights”. Meet Poland’s new education minister

“Let’s quit discussing these LGBT abominations, homosexuality, bisexuality, equality parades” – Przemysław Czarnek said a few months ago. First as a voivode, and then as Law and Justice lawmaker, he often discussed the topic of sexual orientation in the media. What he practically never talked about were science and education – the issues he will now be dealing with as minister.

Przemysław Czarnek will stand at the helm of the newly merged ministries of education and science, and starting October 1, he will work as a professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He was promoted in August by the former rector of the school. The ongoing disciplinary action over Czarnek’s words on LGBT people wasn’t an obstacle. Which words exactly?

“Nonsense about some human rights”

“Let’s protect families from this sort of degeneration, corruption, absolutely immoral conduct, let’s protect ourselves from the LGBT ideology and let’s

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5 things parents should note about Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s level 1 briefing

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday hosted a media briefing on key developments in the education sector relating to Covid-19 level 1 restrictions.

“The sector is proceeding well under difficult conditions; and we commend the work done by our dedicated teachers and staff to ensure that the system returns to some semblance of normalcy,” said Motshekga.

Motshekga’s announcement comes as the country eases restrictions in level 1.

But she noted there was cause for concern. “We are however, concerned that there are learners who have not returned to school yet.

“In the schools that we have visited, the return rate is between eighty to ninety percent. While it is encouraging to see the numbers increase gradually, we appeal to parents release their children to return to school,” she added.

The below developments have been

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