Schools and colleges will reopen across India after August 2020, most likely after August 15, said Union HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal. Remarkably, all educational organizations have been closed since mid-March, some of them from March 25 when the across the nation lockdown began to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
“We are trying to get declared all the results from the examinations this session by August 15. This means those exams which have already taken place before and those which are taking place now,” Pokhriyal said in an interview.
HRD Minister Announces Schools, Colleges Re-open date in India
On the other hand, the Haryana government has chosen to reopen the schools in the next month in a phased manner. Addressing reporters, Education minister Kanwar Pal said that the state government will take feedback from stakeholders, including parents, teachers and experts and afterward it will accept a last approach resumption of classes.
In the first stage, Classes 10-12 would be begun in July, followed by Classes 6-9, and in the last phase Classes 1-5 would start, he said. The schools and college classes will start in August, the minister expressed.
Last month, a section of media had detailed that schools and universities will reopen by July in a zone-wise way, beginning from Green and Orange areas the country over. Afterward, the Union Home Ministry explained that no decision has been taken at this point on opening of educational institutions.
An edited image of a Hindi news channel, claiming that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has offered gesture to express all states to open schools was also doing rounds on social media. However, the rumour was busted by the spoksperson of MHA on the Twitter.