The Uttar Pradesh government has recently decided to reopen schools for regular classes. If things worsens and the COVID 19 pandemic situation becomes intense, the government will once again close down schools in the state.
This was announced by the Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma to the state legislative council while answering questions asked by the constituency member Dhruv Kumar Tripathi.
Speaking in this context, Sharma said, “In basic education, attendance is not compulsory. We have also not made attendance mandatory for classes from 9 to 12. Guardians, teachers and political organisations have also said offline education should be started even if it is for a shorter period.”
“In UP, the present atmosphere is sufficiently secure but if there is any indication of any concern (regarding Covid), we can also close schools,” he added.
The minister also said that the vaccination for children below 18 years is expected by September and that they will be able to inoculate children.
The state government has reopened the schools from August 16 for classes 9 to 12 and for classes 6 to 8 it will reopen from August 23 and for Classes 1 to 5 from September 1.