Schools in Uttarakhand will not be opened before Sept. 30

  • | Wednesday | 16th September, 2020

The decision followed directions to all the district education officers (DEOs) to start preparations for the opening of schools from September 21.

Uttarakhand education department has decided that the schools of the state will not be reopened, even for class 9-12, till September 30. This decision has been taken in view of steep rise in Covid-19 cases in the state especially in last few days.

The decision followed directions to all the district education officers (DEOs) to start preparations for the opening of schools from September 21.

RK Kunwar, director for secondary education in the state released an order on Tuesday stating that as per the directions of the state education minister, all chief education officers are being directed not to open schools in their respective districts at least till September 30.

On Monday, the state education department had asked all district education officers to start preparations for the opening of schools from September 21, with proper sanitisation, arranging for masks and sanitisers for students and ensuring that only 50% of staff was present in school.

Education minister Arvind Pandey said that schools in the state will remain closed till further orders. “Children are the future of the state and the country, and looking at the rising number of cases, we do not want to risk the lives of our students. We have decided to not open schools till further orders. Officials have been asked to ensure that the current mode of education continues without any disturbance and that our students do not suffer in any manner,” said Pandey.



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