Mumbai: With the start of the new academic year, the number of Corona patients in the state is increasing and questions about the start of classes are raised. In this context, schools will start according to the scheduled time. Discussions will be held with the advisory board and instructions will be given on how to take care of schools, School Education Minister Varshan Gaikwad said while speaking to media on Sunday.
The last two years have seen an increase in the number of corona patients in the run-up to the start of school, which is a good time to start school after Diwali. Apart from Vidarbha, State Board schools are planned to start in other parts of the state from June 15 and schools in Vidarbha from June 29. However, now the number of corona patients is increasing in Mumbai, Thane and Pune. Between 1,000 and 14 patients are in the state every day. In that context, the question arose whether the actual school would start this year. However, schools will start as scheduled, Gaikwad clarified.
For the last two years, students have suffered due to the closure of real face-to-face education. So it would not be appropriate to close the school now. Rules will be announced in consultation with the task force prior to the start of school. Schools will start with the necessary care. Gaikwad said a decision would be made at that time on whether to make it mandatory for teachers and students in schools.
The schools of other circles continue
Schools of the Central Board of Secondary Education and other boards of education will start from Monday (June 5). Many schools will actually fill up after two years at full capacity and schools are preparing to welcome students. The institutions will start schools with the necessary care in the context of the growing number of patients in Corona.
For the last two years, students have suffered due to the closure of real face-to-face education. So it would not be appropriate to close the school now.
– Gaikwad for years, Minister of School Education