The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddav Thackeray announced that the schools in remote locations without having any COVID-19 cases will be reopened following all the social distancing norms. This announcement has been made by the CM on Sunday i.e., on 31st May 2020. The schools across the state without internet connectivity will be reopened in June as usual. Just like every year, the new academic year of the educational institutions will commence in June, said the CM.
He further said that there is a specific necessity for the enhancement and strengthening of the online education system in the state. As per the reports, Maharashtra is highly affected by the coronavirus pandemic with thousands of active cases and deaths as well. During a meeting organized through video conferencing, the School Education Department officials and the Minister, Varsha Gaikwad also joined.
He said, ‘In remote areas, where there is no internet connectivity and coronavirus pandemic spread, schools should be reopened by implementing social distancing norms. In places where there is a problem in physically restarting schools, the option of online education must be used.‘ Intending to reinforce the digital education system in the long run, the state CM decided to restart the schools now.
The opinion of Maharashtra CM is that the coronavirus outbreak shouldn’t be a barricade to the students’ education. As per the guidelines of the state government, the academic year i.e., 2020-21 must begin from June. Thackeray said, ‘Maharashtra should set an example before the rest of the country. Education is a necessity which cannot be allowed to be stopped.’
The school premises across the state that are being used as a coronavirus quarantine facility should be disinfected and sanitized before utilizing it again. Stay tuned to this website to get the latest updates about educational news and results.