While Corona cases are rising again across the country, many states including Rajasthan have decided to close schools till November 30, while the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has prepared to open schools from the first to the 8th in the state.
For this, the Department of Basic Education has sought an opinion from the Department of Health and Home to open primary schools and junior high schools in Uttar Pradesh. Under the directions of the Union Home Ministry, the Basic Education Department also operated schools from class one to eight. The guidelines for classrooms have been prepared. Therefore, consultation has been sought to open the schools following the proposed guidelines.
Schools from classes one to eight have been closed since the lockdown was implemented. There are 1.35 lakh council schools in the state. Apart from these, there are 91 thousand private schools. Teachers of council schools are being called in schools since July for various tasks related to mission Prerna, distribution of food safety allowance to children and report card of student assessment test done in February, but children are stopped in these schools. Private schools do not have classes from first to eighth.
From 19 October, students of classes nine to 12 have started studying in secondary schools. The government has issued an order to start graduation in universities and colleges from 23 November. Council schools have classes I to VIII. These include young infants who are relatively less aware of corona infection. Young children are also not cautious about following physical distance. Their immunity is also low.