According to report, the Kerala government has decided to reopen schools on June 1 if the situation is under control. The schools are closed due to COVID-19 outbreak in the country since mid-March.
The state government has also launched an online teacher training program for the teachers that will help them to conduct online classes for students. Most of the schools have opted for online teaching since the imposition of lockdown.
Students may have to wear masks in the coming academic session in the state.
Department of Education has launched the online teacher training program that has to be attended by all the teachers of the state. In case the situation does not turn out to be favorable, the department is all set to conduct online classes from June 1, 2020.
The Department has directed all the students to attend online classes.
Kerala health minister K.K. Shailaja has set guidelines for the re-opening of schools in the state. “Covering of nose and mouth will not go on endlessly. But as a precaution against the coronavirus infection, children may need to wear masks in the next academic session,” Shailaja said.
Till now, Kerala has 512 confirmed cases out of which 489 have recovered and 4 have lost their lives. The nationwide lockdown has been extended for the third time till May 17 by the Ministry of Home Affairs.