Karnataka Education Minister rules out immediate school reopening

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Reports quoting Department of School Education Research and Training (DSERT) in a section of the media early said that schools with high student strength will be directed to hold classes in shifts

The Karnataka government has not taken any decision on reopening schools closed down following the coronavirus pandemic, which is now spreading rapidly in the state.

State Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Tuesday, September 29, that the government does not have any such plans to reopen the schools at present. He said that a decision in this regard will be taken in consultation with people's representatives and education experts.

According to ANI, on September 20, the state government prohibited Class 9 to 12 students from visiting schools and pre-university colleges to meet teachers in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier the students were allowed by the education department after Covid-19 cases in the state came down.

However, as the pandemic continues to rage the state, the state government felt it was not safe to call students to colleges or schools to meet teachers.

Reports quoting Department of School Education Research and Training (DSERT) in a section of the media early said that schools with high student strength will be directed to hold classes in shifts and it was finalising the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for schools to resume lessons offline.

The report said that the agency had also informed that the schools with lesser number of students will be allowed to continue how they functioned pre-lockdown.

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