The State Government of Gujarat has decided not to reopen the schools for secondary classes from 21st September 2020. The Government made this decision considering the interest of students at a state cabinet meeting organized on Wednesday i.e., on 16th September. Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of Gujarat was the chairperson at the meeting. The state CM decided not to reopen the schools for the students of classes 9 to 12 considering the students’ health.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, the education minister of the state spoke to the media post the cabinet meeting. He said that the decision was taken by the Government keeping the students’ interest in mind amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. He further said, ‘Secondary school students will not be required to go to school even after September 21 for study guidance.’ The minister said that the Government will continue providing online classes to the students and encourage home learning to evade students from getting infected due to the perilous virus.
The Central Government had released some of the instructions to all the states to permit students to attend schools to get adequate guidance from the teachers starting from 21st September 2020. The Indian Government said that the students can get guidance from the teachers voluntarily. Moreover, the students of classes 9 to 12 are permitted to attend schools for guidance purposes by carrying a written consent from their parents.
The minister said that it’s up to the decision of the state government whether to implement the SOP issued by the center or not due to the COVID-19 crisis. Some of the education experts of the state government suggested that it is not the right time to commence an academic session for the pre-primary students before November. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest education news like exams, results, etc.