No timeline yet on reopening of schools

New Delhi: No timeline has been fixed yet by the ministry of education to reopen schools, as a majority of states are not in favour of such a move due to the continuing spike in COVID-19 cases, according to persons familiar with the matter.

While the government is looking at the possibility of starting classes for senior students from September-end or October, no final decision has been taken in this regard, they said.

"No timeline has been fixed yet as the decision will completely depend on the pandemic situation. Barring one Union territory, no other state or UT is in favour of reopening schools in near future", a person familiar with the matter said.

"The ministry officials also emphasized before the panel that there would be no zero year. They also apprised the panel of the efforts made to gauge the effectiveness of the online teaching mode. Surveys, etc, are being conducted, including in municipal schools, to find out ways to make teaching more effective", the person said. Asianet Online