In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddav Thackeray confirmed that the new academic session for schools based in the state will in digital mode or through online classes. He announced this decision after a high-level meeting with officials from School Education Department.
Maharashtra CM approved the reopening of schools through digital or online platforms to ensure that academic continuity is maintained with minimal academic loss for the students.
The decision about restarting the academic processes at schools based in the state was shared on social media platforms by CMO Maharashtra’s official twitter handle. The tweet read which was issued in Marathi read “Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray held a meeting of the school education department through video conference today. In this meeting, Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray approved to start the school academic year through online/digital medium.”
In line with the need of the hour, schools in Maharashtra have also started admission process for new academic year in digital mode over video calls.
Earlier in the month, Maharashtra Government also allowed schools to reopen for teaching and non-teaching staff members, who could attend school during work hours. To ensure safety, well-being and health of the staff members attending schools, the education department has asked schools to strictly follow and implemented COVID-19 guidelines and precautions.