COVID Lockdown 2020: Schools Unlikely To Reopen in Jammu Kashmir | Latest News Update Today
Clearing the raising queries on when schools are going to reopen in the different states of India (including UT of Jammu and Kashmir), the Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank yesterday stated that there was no decision taken to reopen schools as yet (latest news sources today as on May 2020)
In a live video conferencing with teachers, the education minister said that the government has been in a process to formalize various plans on re-opening the universities and resuming classes post lockdown. But for the schools in the country (including Jammu Kashmir) , the minister stated that schools would reopen only when the present situation is normalized.
We are considering various plans on the timing of reopening the schools, said the minister.
Plans like spaced seating arrangement, different timings for various classes and further division of classes was being considered to ascertain the best model for reopening schools, colleges and various educational institutes in the country.
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It is now clear cut from the response of HRD Minister that schools across the country as well as in UT of Jammu and Kashmir are going to remain shut and likely to re-open sometimes later (at an unspecified time) .
The minister concluded by saying “The health of our students is our key concern. The schools will be open only once the situation caused due to coronavirus is normalised”
Previously, the J&K administration had hinted at opening of schools from June Ist 2020. The Jammu Kashmir administration was mulling to reopen the schools on some conditions like shift wise classes (without assembly). But the recent response made by the central minister has cast a shadow on reopening of schools in Jammu and Kashmir at an anticipated date. Let’s wait how this whole thing turns out.