Karnataka hasn't taken decision on school reopening yet: State Education Minister Suresh Kumar

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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.

 

Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar on Tuesday said that government has not taken any decision regarding reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"We are taking the opinions of Legislators, MPs, and concerned people. We will also have a discussion with education experts and institutions," Kumar said.

Students of Class 9 to 12 were initially allowed to attend classes physically with adequate safety measures in place from September 21. However, this decision was overturned citing the daily rise in COVID-19  cases across the state.

According to a statement issued by the government, the students were earlier allowed by the education department after COVID-19 cases in the state had come 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.

 

With inputs from ANI

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