The Education Ministry has not yet set a timeline for reopening schools because, according to sources, most states are not in support of it in view of the increase in COVID-19 cases. Although the government is looking into the possibility of starting some classes for senior students from the end of September or October, there has been no final decision in this regard, they said.
No timeline has yet been set as the decision will depend entirely on the pandemic situation. With the exception of one union territory, no other state or UT will be in support of reoeping schools in the immediate future, said a source.
The possibility of higher secondary classes is being discussed at the end of September but no final decision has been made. Once it is determined, the Center will only issue an advisory in this regard and states will have to make a call based on the situation of COVID-19 in their districts, the source added.
Universities and colleges around the country have been closed after the Center declared a countrywide closure of the classroom as part of the COVID-19 virus containment measures. On March 24, a nationwide lockdown was announced which came into effect the next day and threw economic activity out of gear.
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