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    Maharashtra: Schools for Classes 5 to 8 to reopen from Jan 27

    Synopsis

    Local authorities including district collectors, municipal commissioners and district civil surgeons will have to assess the ground situation before taking a call on reopening schools and colleges.

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    Schools and junior colleges for Classes 9 to 12 had reopened in parts of the state earlier this month.
    Mumbai: After remaining closed for over 10 months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, schools will reopen for Classes 5 to 8 in Maharashtra from January 27, state Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Friday.

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), however, said that schools and colleges in Mumbai will stay shut "till further orders".

    Schools and junior colleges for Classes 9 to 12 had reopened in parts of the state earlier this month based on the COVID-19 situation in respective areas.

    "I have informed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that schools can be reopened for Classes 5 to 8 from January 27," the minister said.

    Local authorities including district collectors, municipal commissioners and district civil surgeons will have to assess the ground situation before taking a call on reopening schools and colleges, Gaikwad added.

    "Earlier, schools for Classes 9 and 10 commenced after all teachers underwent RT-PCR tests and premises were sanitized. Similar measures will be taken before reopening schools for Classes 5 to 8," she said.

    The civic body in Mumbai issued a fresh circular stating that all schools and colleges of various mediums will remain shut till further orders in view of a second wave of the virus in other countries and in some states.

    Earlier, the BMC had decided to keep all schools and colleges in the city shut till January 15.

    Earlier this week, the civic body permitted all the state, national and international boards to conduct their scheduled examinations physically as per the timetable.
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    2 Comments on this Story

    VENU GOPALAN IYER46 days ago
    UT should consider the mental shock and impression created by this prolonged shutoff. Children of all ages need to mix up, socialise, activate sports, extra curriculum etc to keep mental balance and growth. How do you 3xpect children t9 resume classes if this compulsory cloisters take strain already on career prospects etc.
    Schools can and must b3 open for two to three days a week..
    May be start with less class work , more sports, more sing8ng , drama , etc..speeches by children .etc.
    Give some yoga and Vishnu Sahasranama etc. Le5 there be prayer meetings etc.
    Pavan Joshi46 days ago
    Such moves only highlight the dumbness of State Governments.
    It's rather unconceivable, why Colleges are not opened and the entire thrust is only on the schools. Are College guys grown up and are capable of taking care of themselves than school going kids...???
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