Mysuru, September 17:- Stage is set for schools to reopen from September 21. Managements of the schools have already begun the preparations in right earnest to conduct regular classes for standard 9 to 12. Though the Centre has already asked the state governments to commence the classes, an official order from the state government is yet to reach the school managements.
The central government, in fact, had asked the schools to start functioning after consulting parents, teachers and students. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Health and Family Welfare Ministry had issued an order a couple of days back. With only four days to go, the Education Department is slightly confused as no official information has come from the state government. But the school managements are making all the preparations hoping the GO will come in time. Parents, teachers and students are also being spoken to elicit their opinion. While some parents are okay with the government decision, some are against it.
Online classes have already commenced for primary school students. However, if the government gives permission, primary schools may also start functioning though with all the precautions, said Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) Dr Panduranga.
There is equal support and opposition to reopening of the schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. There is a strong feeling that all precautionary measures need to be in place before schools reopen. (MR/KS)