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Will schools and colleges reopen after April 14?

Sunday, April 5, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Will schools and colleges reopen after April 14?

Schools and colleges in several parts of India were suspended even before the 21-days nationwide lockdown was announced. But when the regular classes will resume and what requirements schools will be permitted to waive remained unknown. On Sunday, HRD minister Ramesh Pokriyal has announced the reopening of the schools and colleges.

The decision to reopen schools and colleges will be done on April 14 only after reviewing the coronavirus situation, said HRD minister Ramesh Pokriyal on Sunday. He said that the Government is concerned about the safety of students and teachers.

“It is difficult to take a decision at the moment. We will review the situation on April 14 and depending upon the circumstances, a decision will be taken on whether schools and colleges can be reopened now or have to be closed for more time,” told the minister, who also ensured that the students will face "no academic loss even if they remained closed beyond April 14".

There are 34 crore students in the country, more than America’s population. They are our biggest treasure. Safety of students and teachers is of utmost importance to the government,” he added. Meanwhile, the classes are already being conducted online using various government platforms like SWAYAM, the Minister said.

It may be noted the Due to the coronavirus pandemic, various important examinations including Higher secondary exams were cancelled while some of the exams were postponed in the country.

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