In a major development, Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar has informed that the state government has no intention to reopen schools anytime soon in the state. Earlier, CM BS Yediyurappa, had rubbished the speculation about reopening of schools amid the coronavirus scare.
S Suresh Kumar took to his social media account to assert the same. Take a look at his tweet below. The CM of the state also said that there had been debate on the reopening of schools and he was also aware of the media buzz surrounding this.
The chief minister ascertained that before deciding to re-open schools, several meetings would be held with the political leaders, experts and senior officials to arrive at a decision, regarding the pros and cons.
“Till then, I appeal to the parents not to heed to the speculations regarding the opening of schools and I appeal to the media to spread awareness about it,” Yediyurappa said.
S Suresh Kumar said, “Neither our government nor the Department of Education is rushing to open schools under any circumstances. The health and safety of our children is very important to us,” he added. He informed the people through his Facebook post that he had heard the opinion of the MLA’s about 9 days ago.
Kumaraswamy said, “ the government should not be adamant on the issue or budge to pressure from some people who want to make money, and play with the lives of the children and parents.”