Maharashtra: In light of the decision by the state government on Monday, the state agreed to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 along with junior colleges from 1 July 2020.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, made the decision on Monday evening at a meeting attended by Varsha Gaikwad and others.
Whereas India recorded 3.43 lakh Covid-19 on 16 June, Maharashtra is the most common country case.
After the conference, a circulary was released stating that “schools not in the red area will start classes from July 1 in the Standards 9, 10 and 12 while classes from August in the Standards 6 to 8 will commence.
The use of Digital Technologies in order to reach students should also be embraced, “While schools in some areas can’t be opened, the teaching process can not be stopped,” the reopening circular stated in accordance with PTI.
Education Minister Gaikwad said the government tried to reach Maharashtra pupils via the All India Radio (AIR) network.
“Standard 1 and 2 classes are exempt from online teaching, but government definition has been established for the remaining standards certain hours a week,” she said.
But, because of the high number of Covid-19 cases, a number of teacher unions and principal unions have demanded that all schools be reopened in the state only from August.