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HRD Minister: Schools and colleges to re-open after August

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After weeks of confusion from students, teachers and parents, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank revealed that schools and colleges will be re-opened after August 2020, possibly after August 15. In the wake of Coronavirus, all the colleges and schools are closed from mid-March. Union HRD Minister revealed the information about re-opening of schools during an interview with a media channel.

Around 33 crore students have been waiting for school to reopen.

“We are trying to get declared all the results from the examinations this session by August 15,” said the HRD Minister.

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“This means those exams which have already taken place before and those which are taking place now,” Pokhriyal added.

While CBSE board exams would be held from July 1 to July 15, ICSE/ISC exams will begin from July 1 till July 12. NEET and JEE are also taking place in July while NEET will take place on July 26, JEE will take place from July 18 to July 23.

Safety guidelines are a must for education institutions to resume work again in the Covid-19 circumstances. Thus, while UGC was deciding on safety guidelines for reopening colleges and universities, NCERT was doing the same work for schools.

The guidelines, which would be different in all three cases, will help students and teachers ensure safety while schools reopen amidst a coronavirus pandemic.

As per reports, teachers would need to wear masks and gloves, thermal scanners would be installed in schools, only two students would sit on three-seaters, CCTVs would observe if social distancing rules are being followed.

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