The Maharashtra government has announced to reopen the schools in areas where no COVID-19 cases have been reported over the last month. Minister of School Education Department Varsha Gaikwad has announced that the schools in those areas have been allowed to resume offline classes for students of Class 8 to 12 from July 15 onwards.
Sharing a video message on her official video handle, she wrote that while the state government continues to promote remote learning and online education, they have also been working towards a safe resumption of schools in corona-free villages. She added that it has made a need of the hour to have a blended approach to education to reach out to the maximum number of students across the state.
She also asserted that all teachers and school staff must be vaccinated on priority before the resumption of offline classes. She wrote, “The government is sensitive to the possibility of a third wave. Hence, no flexibility will be permitted”. The schools are instructed to strictly abide by the CoVid-19 safety guidelines and protocols laid performwn by the state government before re-opening the schools.