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Schools will Reopen After August 2020 Across India: HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Jun 8 2020 10:09AM


HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal in a June 3 interview revealed that schools and colleges which have remained shut since around March 16 will reopen after August 2020. Nearly 33 crore students have been waiting for school reopening news to dismiss their doubts.

HRD Minister Announces Schools to Reopen after August

After a long period of confusion from students, teachers, and parents, HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal in an interview finally revealed that schools and colleges would be reopened after August 2020, probably even after August 15, 2020.

"We are trying to get declared all the results from the exams this session by August 15," stated the HRD Minister. "It means those examinations which have already conducted before and those which are conducting now," Pokhriyal added in the interview.

The reporter asks again if that meant that schools and colleges would re-open after August, to which the HRD minister answered with an enthusiastic "absolutely".

Whereas CBSE board examinations would be conducted from July 1 - July 15, ICSE/ISC exams will start from July 1 till July 12.

UGC, NCERT directions to be followed for safety when schools reopen

Safety guidelines are a must for education organizations to resume work again in the Covid-19 situation.

Hence, while UGC was deciding on safety guidelines for reopening colleges and universities, NCERT was doing the same work for schools. The regulations, which would be different in all three cases, will help students and teachers guarantee safety while schools reopen amidst a coronavirus epidemic.

According to the reports, teachers would need to wear masks and gloves, thermal scanners would be fixed in schools, CCTVs would observe if social distancing norms are being followed, only two students would sit on three-seaters.

Additionally, the safety rules would be printed and put up in several locations in each school and the SDM & DM of each respective area would further fine-tune the Covid-19 safety guidelines as needed.

It remains to observe what the updated guidelines would be if schools reopen after August.


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