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These are the questions on every parent's mind these days. TODAY Parents has collected the latest information from every state and the largest school districts in every state. While some schools are planning to start the new school year with in-person instruction, many others are offering online options or a hybrid model. Please note: We'll keep updating this story, but the situation is changing rapidly, so please check with your local school district for the latest.
New Delhi: The government will take a decision on reopening of schools and colleges on April 14 after reviewing the coronavirus situation in the country, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said on Sunday.
In an interview to PTI, he said the safety of students and teachers is of utmost importance to the government and his ministry is prepared to ensure there is no academic loss to students if schools and colleges needed to remain shut beyond April 14.
“It is difficult to take a decision at the moment. We will review the situation on April 14 and depending upon the circumstances, a decision will be taken on whether schools and colleges can be reopened now or have to be closed for more time,” Pokhriyal said when asked about his Ministry’s post-lockdown plan.
“There are 34 crore students in the country, more than America’s population. They are our biggest treasure. Safety of students and teachers is of utmost importance to the government,” he added.
The 21-day nationwide lockdown ends on April 14. There have been indications from the government that the lockdown may not be extended.
However, classes in schools and colleges were already suspended before the lockdown was announced.
“The classes are already being conducted online using various government platforms like Swayam. We are prepared to ensure there is no academic loss to students if need arises to keep schools, colleges closed after April 14.
“I am regularly reviewing the plan of action being followed by schools and colleges during the lockdown. A plan is also ready for conducting pending exams and evaluation as soon as the situation improves and the lockdown is lifted,” Nishank said.