Schools and colleges will reopen across India after August 15,said Union HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal.
colleges which have remained closed since around March 16 will reopen after August 2020. Around 33 crore students have been waiting for school reopening news to dispel their doubts.
It also stated that Green and Orange zones would reopen their educational institutes first and that to maintain social distancing norms and a smaller attendance, the school would take place in two shifts.
But the Coronavirus scene in India wasn’t stable and in a week, the ministry came out with an official statement within a week that stated that no decision of this sort had been taken yet.
“We are trying to get declare all the results from the examinations this session by August 15. This means those exams which have already taken place before and those which are taking place now,” Pokhriyal said in an interview.
On the other hand, the Haryana government has decided to reopen the schools next month– in a phased manner. Speaking to reporters, Education minister Kanwar Pal said that the state government will take feedback from stakeholders, including parents, teachers and experts and then it will take a final call on resumption of classes.
As per reports, teachers would need to wear masks and gloves, thermal scanners would be installed in schools, only two students would sit on three-seaters, CCTVs would observe if social distancing rules are being followed.
Moreover, the safety guidelines would be printed and put up in several locations in each school and the SDM and DM of each concerned area would further fine-tune the Covid-19 safety guidelines as required.
It remains to be see what the updated guidelines would be if schools reopen after August.