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New Delhi: As a part of its plan for reopening schools, the central government intends to do so zone-wise after the lockdown is lifted, ThePrint has learnt. During this time, only students from classes 8 to 12 will be called in while students in primary and pre-primary classes will return after all schools fully reopen, NCERT has suggested in its draft guidelines.

ThePrint had earlier reported that the government was considering allowing only 30 per cent students at a time in school as it explored options to reopen the educational institutions. It has now further been decided that in order to make sure that the younger children are not at a risk of infection, only older children will be called in.

Confirming the development to ThePrint, a senior official in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) said, “We are working on guidelines for reopening of schools after the lockdown and we plan to call only older students because there is a lot of safety risk with younger students. One cannot expect the younger children to maintain physical distance, wear masks and follow the hygiene rules at all times and we do not want to put them to risk.”

The official added that the guidelines on this will be released this week after consultation with other ministries such as health and home affairs.


Also read: Govt turns to ‘TV classrooms’ as online lessons prove to be a challenge during lockdown


Zone plan for reopening schools

The officials also said that schools will reopen according to the zones they are in — those in green and orange zones will be the first to open.

The ministry has followed the same rule to re-start the pending admissions for Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) last week. KV admissions usually take place during March, but had to be postponed because of the increasing number of coronavirus cases. The admissions have now begun in districts falling under green and orange zones, officials in the ministry informed.

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“The decision to reopen schools cannot be taken by the HRD Ministry alone, we need to take the clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health. Once all the ministries give a go-ahead, only then we can take a call,” said another officer.

The officer added that it is not apt to give a tentative school opening date at this time but if the situation normalises, schools can be opened by July with 30 per cent attendance and social-distancing norms in place.

Apart from this, the guidelines will also include a training module which teachers will have to undergo before schools reopen.

Sources familiar with the development said that teachers will be trained on how to ensure distance between students inside the classroom and school campus.

“A lot of things will have to be changed inside the schools once they reopen and teachers will have to be trained accordingly. Schools will have to conduct teacher training before they decide to reopen,” said a source.

A ban on school assemblies is also a part of the plan.


Also read: No assembly or sports, classes in shifts — the likely new normal in schools after lockdown


 

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  1. I don’t think the schools should reopen for classes 11th and 9th because we can understand everything by online school and tuition classes but for classes 12th and 10th – especially 12th- tuitions can be opened because studies are very less in school as compared to those in tuitions .
    Thank You

  2. if the schools are not opening so atleast coaching centres must be open for board classes with small badges bcz most of the students get much understood in coachings

  3. I think schools must be open for the students of 10th 12th bcz online classes are very troubling or if the schools are not opening so atleast coaching centres must be open for board classes with small badges bcz most of the students get much understood in coachings

  4. As most of the students wants school to be opened and even me myself as a students of class 12 request the government to reopen school for class 10&12 as it is very important for our future with proper guidelines as online classes is not at all affective or beneficial for we the students

  5. As most of the students wants school to be opened and even me myself as a students of class 12 request the government to reopen school for class 10&12 as it is very important for our future with proper guidelines

  6. no harm in waiting till sept first week for re opening. Need this healthcare system to settle down with corona. No private doctors taking patients, no proper treatment available in govt healthcare system (overburdened right now), no definite treatment in sight , not much insight in to virus mutation … what is the harm in waiting for another two to three months. There is so much that one can do on line.

  7. As We Know, This Is Probably The Worst Year Of The Century. Look, Now This is the first time that the present generation of humanity is facing such danger….!!
    The Best Thing To Do For Children,Students is I Guess, Skipping The Whole Year And Start Again From Where We Were Stuck….!!
    I Know Skipping A Whole Year is not a joke, but Living With The Virus is also not a joke….!!
    It Will Be Hard, But Restarting From 2021 May Be Very Great….!!
    Also Vaccine May Be Hopefully Made Till Then…!!

  8. 7000 cases grew today and i see this article. People are dying and our system here is opening schools? Shame. Online classes are not at all benificial and we know it. But june,july and august is the peek of covid19 in india according to WHO and here we are opening schools. Children’s studies is more important that their lives? Schools should be shut closed untill a vaccine comes along or untill covid19 is irradicated…. If required they can even skip a whole year. Because loosing one year is better than loosing their lives….

  9. 7000 cases grew today and i see this article. People are dying and our shitty system here is opening schools? Shame. Online classes are not at all benificial and we know it. But june july and august is the peek of covid in india according to WHO and here we are opening schools. Children’s studies is more important that their lives? Schools should be shut closed untill a vaccine comes along or untill covid is irradicated…. If required they can even skip a whole year. Beacause loosing one year is better than loosing their lives….

  10. According to me the schools should be opened for the important class ie. 8th to 12th because these classes are the base of any one’s life….and as we all know that youngers are at more risk of getting infected by this pandemic virus where as the immune system of elder is much stronger then children’s…..so my view is that beside online studies schools should be opened coz online studies are not as much beneficial ……the government has to take a step…❤❤

  11. All most every one had suggested in their comments about online classes . But we all know online classes are no solution especially in india .
    First of all very limited number of homes have all the setup required for online classes i.e. routers ,desktops or laptops , internet that’s also perfectly smooth & fast.
    Most of students are irritated with online teaching as they can’t understand whatever being taught online .
    Then all other physical activities. School is not only required for academic purpose .it includes overall growth of student . Don’t you the by continuously staying indoor would effect their mental & emotional growth. It will led to many other complications like depression etc.
    So in my opinion school & coaching centres should be allowed to open . A bit of precautions should be taken.

    • as a student of 9th… i really want to get rid of this lockdown im havin many things to do at home
      I use to paint on walls ..
      watch movies like nowadays im watching harry potter …
      playing ludo with family …
      BUT i had forgotten stidies…
      earlier i always used to study but now i can’t… i miss my friends … my classmates , classroom .. that atmosphere is totally different where i love to study ……
      i hate the online classes cause they are really worse teachers voices aren’t clear sometimes..
      sometimes the background sounds comes…
      this is really bad … i am not able to understand what they taught me..!
      I want to tell the parents who are strictly say no to reopening school … its not a good idea.. let the school should reopen…
      and if the school doesn’t reopens …. so the students who really love to study will go down…
      and also if the online classes will conducted so ..those students who are weak in studies will score more bad…..
      its totally on you people what you do
      …. but i told u what actually a student’s thoughts are about reopening the school
      I really miss my school days a lot…

  12. I think the school should be reopen only for that students who have to give their board exams this year because the classes is very important for that students and I am also the student of 12th class this year and from my views the school should be reopen for 10th and 12th class. I think no need to reopen the classes for 1st to 8th class. Because the online classes and work is enough and benificial for them thanku

    • as a student of 9th… i really want to get rid of this lockdown im havin many things to do at home
      I use to paint on walls ..
      watch movies like nowadays im watching harry potter …
      playing ludo with family …
      BUT i had forgotten stidies…
      earlier i always used to study but now i can’t… i miss my friends … my classmates , classroom .. that atmosphere is totally different where i love to study ……
      i hate the online classes cause they are really worse teachers voices aren’t clear sometimes..
      sometimes the background sounds comes…
      this is really bad … i am not able to understand what they taught me..!
      I want to tell the parents who are strictly say no to reopening school … its not a good idea.. let the school should reopen…
      and if the school doesn’t reopens …. so the students who really love to study will go down…
      and also if the online classes will conducted so ..those students who are weak in studies will score more bad…..
      its totally on you people what you do
      …. but i told u what actually a student’s thoughts are about reopening the school
      I really miss my school days a lot…

  13. School should not be reopened as a parent of an children I have right to tell u that school should not be open
    It is vry difficult for all students as well teachers
    Take a good step ……….
    Online classes are best at home

  14. Pls don’t open school this year give all children grace mark and pass them for next year classes….any many have got lot of degree and government has not given job….let them be happy for one year….now day’s degree not values but talent.i.e competition matters

  15. Sir please do open schools….me being a board student I feel online studies is not beneficial….
    Anyways we cannot stay like this our whole life….we have to make a move…..I think….u can call only 10th and 12th students as this year is very important for us…

  16. This is the time to also think about neet and jee students who was getting coachings from various institutions among India .Though it is their dream related to carrier. YOU must really focus on them too. Just allow less number of students batch wise. It is nothing possible by practising this new kinda virtual classes or online class.kindly think about this sector too in the field of education. Naturally it disturbs our mind balance too .It is voice of nearly 2000 students from renowned institute.

  17. Sir please don’t open the schools & play with the lives of the children’s & do the classes as done online , make the children study from home .

  18. The government can open school for students of classes 10yh and 12th because the students of 10th and 12th students have boards this year bit during this pandemic situation of covid 19 virus they cannot focus on their studies and the students of rest other can come to the school after the overcome of this panadamic situation of covid 19 virus.

  19. The government can open school for students of classes 10yh and 12th because the students of 10th and 12th students have boards this year bit during this pandemic situation of covid 19 virus they cannot focus on their studies and the students of rest other can come to the school after the overcome of this panadamic situation of covid 19 virus.

  20. This is very risky for all Parents . First of all, every mother cannot send her children to school, because COVID-19. Secondly ,she would sure if by doing proper vaccination and meditation of schools then she may be send to our children for studying.

  21. Better to go ahead with online classes for grades 10 11 and 12 only , until and unless any vaccine or drug is found.. In schools they may be sharing common wash rooms which is highly risky

  22. It is not the correct time to open schools even for higher classes because the students are teen agers and they don’t know to take correct decision many children in this age don’t listen to others they think what they do is only correct . And in school students comes from different areas if one will have the virus for lakhs of people the virus will spread . So better not to open schools.

  23. Jo log likh rahe hai school mat kholo
    Abe ghar reh ke kya ukhadoge anpadh
    Jab santan tmhari pdhegi ni toh
    Yoh kal tatti saf kregi na
    Hme na sikhao online class ka gyan
    Jo bache 10-12m h unse pucho
    Importance
    Illitrate people

    • Hume mrna nhi hai school jaakar I m.in 10th bade hai toh kya hua bade hi mar rhe hai chote bache ka toh koi case nhi aaya . Agar hum future hai toh hume bachakar rakho na agar marjaenge toh koi future nhi hai board exam hamari zindagi se zyada imp hai tum logo ke liye.ek saal nhi denge toh kya hua America ne toh aisi koi baat nhi unhe apni janta ki parwa hai isliye. India nein toh sab paise aur padhai basss!!!thodi parwah kelo hamari bhi padhai krwakar hi maarne aise bahut log hai ju hone padhai nhi ki but future mein educated se zyada rich hote hai. BAKWAAS LOG!!yeh jo likh rhe hai na school reopen kro inhe koi parwah nhi kisi ko zindagi ko only studies!!!! Illiterate people!@

  24. Please do not open school it will be nightmare Government should have patience not hypocrisy. There is no loss if another six months schools are not open. Government must focus on how to control and stop the spread of covid 19.

  25. Hey guys look if u r thinkinkin that 1st let Corona be decreased to so lemme tell u according to the who it will be their in India till January . Reopening of school is gud for the students who are in 10 and 12 as online studies not a MasterCard only 8 percent students are studying with this think about the children did not see teachers since 22
    March. According to u people school should open after the decresement of Corona so it’s not possible really becz is never going to be end it’s is for live long we have to live with this Corona

  26. School should not reopen until the Corona go .For ex . If a student have coronavirus then every one will get . If they won’t take proper medication. So schools should not open

  27. I’m also not in favour to open school in these critical situation. Please don’t play with children life.

  28. As a parent I would not like schools to reopen. It is wrong decision. As in Maharashtra, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Mumbai the situation is very worst. Social distancing in school is not possible why to hurry for reopening school. Even small children’s or young children will not follow the safety rules in school. Sir it is our kind request please don’t play with our children’s life. Plz don’t open schools in Pune , Pimpri Chinchwad, Mumbai as day by day corona patients are increasing.

  29. Schools should be opened atleast for 10th and 12th students so thst they can prepare themselves in the turning point of their life,the results of these classes defines our future and we can not take it lightly.I know that this time is critical ,but this is not permanent we will definitely win against corona, but if we do not care about our studies then we ‘ll have to suffer the whole life .please ,please open the schools atleast for 10th or 12th students

  30. Currently covid-19 is in increasing trend. The peak is still not crossed in India. Lives of our kids is very important. As schools have the option of conducting classes online, reopening of actual classes ( f2f ) should be delayed till the vaccine is developed.

  31. is this hrd minister gone mad cobid 19 is not only attacking children below 10 yrs or adults above 60 yrs it is attacking all it doesn’t matter either Child is younger or seniorit affects all this is deadly statement ever

  32. The NCERT has definitely taken initiative. At least it is making plans for how to make life move for children too. For how long can we keep the kids under lock down. In fact, we have to learn to live with this virus. The younger generation will develop immunity to fight with the virus. It is vital for them to get exposed to it so that their bodies build the defensive system. We should not fear the virus, instead treat as any other viral infection and take necessary precautions. Even the kids will learn to be responsible.

  33. Good decision because we have to learn to live with Coronavirus because if we don’t get vaccine or medicine then what? We are prepared to keep our children at home till that. If school is not going to open then till what time parents are going to sit with child for online study because for that we have to give internet access and which is not advisable for our child. It’s really good for 2 to 3 months but not for longer time. After one time as parents and for our need we also need to start work because no one is going to come to complete our needs. So it’s better to learn how to keep our self safe and accept the facts. Built up immunity system of your family.

  34. at no cost the govt should think of opening schools or colleges because even one life is important for all of us, we cant venture to take such a risk – instead push back the academic session on trim the syllabus

  35. It is not viable to open the schools as virus does not see whether the child is from primary class or secondary class . Life comes first

  36. I think it’s a big risk reopening schools this year. How safe is it for children to travel by public transport to school ?It could be disastrous.

  37. School should not open ,it will be very risky , online classes are going fine , when with friends even elders will be not able to take proper distancing , students of this age never see danger in any thing , once outside home they will not take care

    • You’re correct that students of this age won’t feel the danger but the online classes are also having so many side effects on children. They are having eyesight problems, headache, and so much. They are having 5 hours online school, 3 hours coaching classes and on the top of that they are also getting so much homework. Their screen time is going around 10hours a day. Our children are becoming a prey of the radiations which too is not good.

  38. Respect ma’am/ sir, I am not in favour of opening the school,even not for the senior students.I think online teaching should be continue as it was happening before summer break.Because no body is going to send their kids to school.Being a parent I can’t take risk .So we have wait till the condition is normal.

  39. Sir school will reopen.;it is goodifficult thing. But that who has no money how they pay school fees .

  40. This is not an good decision. Students of higher classes, college or lower classes they will be safe at home. Schools colleges shouldn’t be reopened now. Safety of students is more important. Don’t risk their lifes.

  41. The schools should not be reopened until the corona cases come down to a safe level, and vaccine is available for public. We can’t expect the children to maintain social distancing, wear mask , wash hands frequently. It would be a catastrophe to open the schools; be it for primary or secondary.

  42. Request not to open schools, This is the crucial time in our country. Students are naughty, though school opens the management, teachers, admin staff, parents and students are always behind the precautions and covid saftey rules.

    The subject may not indulge to students at this juncture.

    Better to close schools and do online classes

  43. Yes! This step is very important.
    I am a board student and l know how essential this step is.
    As possible as soon the schools should reopen.

  44. The schools are doing real good job through online education.I too am of the opinion that school should not open at all till vaccine is being made.Life of thousands of people will be at stake together from kids,teachers,4th class staff and parents.Its a Herculean job to ask students to maintain social distancing.

  45. ONE YEAR LOST IS BETTER THAN LIFE LOST.
    ONLINE EDUCATION FOR 1 YEAR SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED AS IT WILL TAKE TIME TO FIND OUT THE ACCURATE VACCINATION. AND EVEN IF THE SCHOOLS REOPEN PARENTS WON’T BE SENDING THEIR CHILDREN SO EASILY.

  46. When I see adults not following social distance, masks and other precautionary measures how wise is it to expect such behaviour from children?
    I have personally seen a very good student of 10th Standard not wearing a mask while walking her pet dog. I have seen her father doing the same. They talk on the roads too.

  47. Can we expect adolescents to maintain all the safety norms when even adults fail to do so in India as is evident in so many posts? Schools would most likely be a breeding ground for Corona if they open soon!!

  48. Sir please do something for those teachers whose joining as a new teacher is pending. How will they earn their livelihood?Please give some solution regarding this.

  49. It is absolutely insane that they are even thinking of opening schools
    I want to bring to their notice that the students b/w classes 8 to 12 are much more careless and will not follow rules
    The students will have no seriousness, and will surely not maintain social distancing when it comes to friends

  50. Why these people are hurry in opening the school 😡.and even online classes.why making it complicated. Is that so important to finish all the syllabus.reduce the syllabus and reduce online classes.or promote all to next year

  51. It is natural for parents to be concerned for safety of their children. In my view, there is no need to panic as there is still a month in between. In July, the decision can be taken after considering all pros and cons. Maybe senior students can attend school on alternate days to maintain distancing in the bus as well as class, ie, fifty percent class on one day and the other fifty percent the next. That means the same lesson will be imparted twice by the teachers. Private vans should be disallowed

    Since there won’t be any sports, assemblies, and other group activities, only 4-5 periods in a day are needed so timings can be reduced. Students with symptoms must be sent back. Also, with proper precautions, training and safety measures, I think we are talking of very low risk.

    • Would you like to take that so called VERY LOW RISK for your own child. If yes, go ahead but I will pray for poor little soul and yes am definitely not sending my child in such unpredictable time.

  52. whether school reopens or not that’s not the issue . Are we sure 100% that after 2months or 3months covid19 wl disappear. our lives wl be same as before .

  53. I will never send my younger or older child to school even if the ministry, govt, school boards etc decide to reopen! It’s insane to risk the safety of children! Let them miss a year if need be. No vaccine, no school! Is missed education for few months or a year more important than my child’s life???!Why can’t they reorganise the entire academic calendar? Why can’t they move ahead the entire curriculum by an year, right from school, universities, entrances, interviews etc? Why should children suffer if they can’t remake an academic calendar just for an year?!! Who are these netas and educationists who don’t have their basics in order… Life is most precious.. Teach this to them.. Or let them go to school and relearn some life lessons as experience couldn’t teach them

  54. Government should not open school till there is a vaccination as life is precious and kids are our future.. instead planning should be done to make teaching online through mobiles/ laptops/ television . Working parents leave kids to there grandparents who further will become under risk in case this spreads

  55. I agree with all of you. But the impact of COVID_19 will stay longer than as we expect we have to follow precautionary measures it may takes 6 months or more than that,because right now there is no exact vaccination.
    Day by newly virus transmitters so we have to follow immunity if we exposed to society then also maintain social distance use sanitizing,mask . At home also there is no guarantee that we are 💯 % safe

  56. Are the Ministers & the government crazy or greedy about money. Why are you people playing with our children? Even one child or grownups (college students also) is affected by covid.. will you be answerable? Do you think our children lives are products you sale for guarantee/ varentee.. pls let live our children🙏. As the people in power your interest will be only on money/power management. But as a parent our complete life depends on our children safety & security. So it’s better if the gov’t.. understands the parents feelings.. if not we parents may have to make the Ministers open their eyes. Thank you.

  57. No need to reopen schools children’s are children whether they are 8 to 10 or primary but they are kids social distention will not able inside the schools and teachers are also not bother for any kids so please wait till everything is normal government should understand

  58. No need to reopen schools children’s are children whether they are 8 to 10 or primary but they are kids social distention will not able inside the schools and teachers are also not bother for any kids so please wait till everything is normal

  59. Mere khyal se abhi kuch mahine School na hi khule to thik hai kyunki school mein sabse jyada sankraman failne ka khatra hai… Bacche chahe jitne bhi samajhdaar kyun na hon unse bhi koi na koi galti ho hi jati hai aur aajka ka mahol aisa hai ki jara si ek chook ya galti kisi ki jaan bhi le skti hai……….
    Isiliye liye mera sughao hai ki abhi kuch mahine school na kholen isi mein hum sab ki bhalai hai………
    Bacche humare desh ki shaan hain……….
    Shukriya……….
    Jai Hind Jai Bharat………

  60. I totally agree with all that we should not open schools till we get vaccine for COVID.most likely I don’t think any of the parents will take risk of their kids life. Everyone knows that even after taking so many precautions and lockdown our country is in top 10 countries facing this pandemic.
    My personal suggestion is straight away” No “for reopening of schools.

  61. I agree it is very risk to send the children to school and not possible to maintain social distances, wat about private teachers, will schools pay them salary, especially who are depend on schools, how dey survive der life, govt should think about them ,if v remain at home private teachers will get der salary ?

  62. Hi, i we know it is risk to open the school,as it is impossible to maintain social distances among children, but think about private teacher how dey survive especially who are depend on school, govt should think about private teachers and do some alternate solution

  63. Its very risky right now to open the school at this stage for any age group ya but its true also that problem for board class students is their
    Let’s wait for another one month n every thing should come on our control then only such decision should be taken.

  64. Opening school is not a good option even it is trial for class 8 to 12… .Among friends kids forget every thing and after all it is very risky for other family members as well and for their younger siblings… Children should not be put on risk at all till vaccine develops… It is safe to continue with Online mode of studies as kids don’t maintain social distance and more over July onwards Monsoon will come that will increase more flu like conditions….

  65. It will be almost impossible to keep physical distancing amongst students particularly for the schools having a large number of students. Unless and until the number of new cases comes to zero, the schools shouldn’t be opened.

  66. It’s dangerous to wear masks whole day. More so for children. It’s equivalent to child abuse to make them sit with masks and asking them to follow other distancing rules.

  67. If COVID 19 has to become the new normal, then even children for that matter need to learn that. And for those of you who want a vaccine before you send your kids, for your information it takes somewhere around 2-3 years to develop a vaccine. Maybe it’ll take 1 year for this one considering the effort everyone’s putting in. Instead of spreading fear among your children, teach them the precautions. You can’t keep them locked in forever and neither can you be around them all the time to make sure they are not going out.

  68. Plzzzz open the school and colleges because it’s the future of a student if government opens school and colleges there should be a social distancing

  69. I request to Hon HRD minister please do not hurry to open school children are our national futures assets and classes are goning on smoothly through the lattest technology and I think children are enjoying it and parents are also fear free.

  70. It is very very unsafe to reopen the school.Donot take such foolish decision. Don’t play with our children s lives.They are not ur testing kits. In this pandemic situation children can continue their studies through online classes. Children are our future.So first their safety and their lives are important for us not their studies. So please I request not to open the school right now atleast in this horrible situation.

  71. As a parent , my humble request is not to reopen schools right now as its very risky and unsafe . Let the schools conduct online classes, wherein the children can be safe at home and learn at the same time. Don’t put children’s life at risk. For God’s sake, this is a pandemic we are dealing with right now.

  72. Make online schooling the only method till covid vaccine is found
    In any case students are dependent on tuitions by parents or other even during the so called normal times
    Time has come to scrap this colonial system of school education
    Now we can do it

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE GREAT NEW EDUCATIONAL POLICY?

    HaHA

  73. If one corona positive kid will enter in school all other are at high risk, including teachers.so please get normal environment first and then think of opening of school.

  74. Schools should not be opened.. we cannot prevent children from touching mask ,eyes or nose….so more rust of spreading infections…..moreover, if one person in school gets affected, then you have to shut down whole school and trace thousands of contacts… that will be the most absurd thing that can be done now.. online classes are going on well. ..as for teachers income, fees paid by students is their salary…..and so much money saved by reducing electricity and water consumption for school….who is going to take responsibility for our children’s life in school….it will be the most stupidest decision to open school till a vaccine is found or a cure found

  75. We should not open the schools ,because we don’t have vaccines and other things.
    They are the next generations,we should keep their lifes in risk otherwise we will lose the young minds. And their is is no money with all so again their willso much of poverty .

  76. I think , it is a crazy idea to open the schools un such a critical situation that is occured
    We should wait for vaccine
    Otherwise it would become a wrong step

  77. Senior or junior students that is not the issue. Importance should be given to safety of children and seeing the way the covid-19 infection is spreading in India, the risk should not be taken. As for the students going for birds this year online teaching is going on..channels are there and the board should consider reducing the syllabus for this session

  78. Sir please do not open schools..beaoz as a parent the life of the child is more precious than studies and as a teacher it is almost impossible to maintain social distancing among children.until corona cases come to zero please do not open schools and risk the lives of children

  79. Respected sir, according to the world pendamic emergency don’t open the school, as children from any age grp are at high risk of infection and no training help teachers to maintain physical distance as recommended by government. You are also not able to keep keen watching the activities done by authorities.

  80. Online teaching is the only solution for all age group and for all students. With this no need of cutting teachers salaries and life of kids shall be safe.

  81. Agreed to the point,Covid-19 cases are spiking everyday how can they take a decision to even open the school for any age kid.Social distancing between kids, sanitization ,a lot of precautions needs to be taken.As the online classes are available for all classes, school can be open only in that time when cases are getting reduced.At this point of time it is very risky.

  82. Shame on the government . What the hell are saying about reopening schools ? You don’t understand the seriousness of the situation .How can you even think of reopening schools? Because of your foolish and stupid decesion of reopening schools many students might suffer . Don’t you understand that children are vulnerable to this disease How dare you even think of allowing sinior children to go to school.Online classes are being conducted.You are a selfish person who does not bother about others lives

  83. Are we focussed on continuing education or merely reopening schools? Is this a decision based on the welfare of public or vested interests of a few ~ like when we opened the alcohol shops for revenue. Have the ones who are making decisions taken a reality check of Indian schools? For a simple unit test, hordes of parents stand outside the premise to bring the child and take him back. Won’t they do it now under such serious circumstances? Depending on the socio-economic background of the families, the attitude will also change from school to school. While some school may receive full cooperation, some may face loud parents who panic and demand answers which ordinary principals have none. While waiting outside, if they begin sitting on pavements in groups and spitting on the side of the road, who is keeping an eye? How does the school work with crowd management? Some children are not staying at their registered address. Is there a foolproof plan to locate which colour zone they are coming from in actuality? Friendships cross all barriers in india somehow. Even with the curfews and lockdowns, kids (and adults) meet at street corners and ride bikes and walk hand in hand… Run only when a cop comes. When they are under one roof, what stops them from sharing tiffins and sitting together when no one is watching. Or is the authority expecting teachers to be robots and vigilant every second. Even the BMC doesn’t take heed of asymptomatic cases. What stops an asymptomatic patient from attending school and passing on the virus? What happens if even one teacher is absent, who takes over and how? Calculate the numbers we are looking at per school, even if 30% at a time. Until the authority has clear answers for simple situations which WILL arise, I do not feel they could experiment with the lives of the next generation. Schools ought to be the last to open. Seek other ways of education and exams.

  84. Opening school at this stage is like gambling.F or any class it is dangerous.Let the infection rate come down at least50℅ per day then think over it.

  85. Life is more important than bookish education, why planning only on reopening of schools while the condition is getting from bad to worse. There’s no young and old in front of Corona virus so gathering into schools or any institutions will be at high risk and more for schools as materials are to be shared

  86. Well…… I just wondering how could the people who r discussing this issue & releasing order to open Schools …. Can even think of this point …. 1st Government act smart & put down india in a early lockdown …. Saying all way tht agar lockdown nahi hota to itni jaan chali jaati , itne log affected ho jaate , etc etc ….. Now we are moving to a more bad situation .. Govt telling people go back to your normal routine ….. As corona is a part of our life now … We had to deal with it …… As our country is far behind iñ numbers so we are in good situation & now we will open up all things with guidlines , which probally all knows are just a ink on paper …. Already many things are now off from lockdown …. So Govt should wait & watch for the sitution further now ….. If things get better in nxt 2 or 3 months …. Then only they should think about schools & colleges reopen…. We all had seen & heard how some people purposely in country had break the lockdown in many ways …. Will govt take guarantee of every educational institutions that there will be zero chance of negligence…. & If any student get affected who will be responsible ? Institutions or Parents ? bcoz schools escuse are ready for this situation already i think ? Its A Humble Request Hath Jhod ke to govt of india …tht plz do not open Schools as of now !!!!
    Every Child is Special & Important for our Country …. & Every Child Should Be Safe

  87. Even l will not support the decision of opening the school for any class students because it will not be possible to maintain the precautions needed because students of 8-12 classes are also not so grown up n responsible to take care of themselves n it will be difficult for the teachers also to keep a watch all the time

  88. School should not open for any class until we find vaccine for this disease its very difficult for teachers to maintain distancing between students of every age group.

  89. Till things ger back to normal schoola shouldnt b reopened. The kids younger or older tend to ignore all rules when among frendz. Life is precious.

  90. School should not open until proper vaccine is found. It’s not safe for students. Even 8-12 class students can make a mistake and then it’s risky for all their family

    • Hii sir you are right but please provide some suggestions for teachers also about how they earn their livelihood??

    • Hii sir you are right but please provide some suggestions for teachers also about how they earn their livelihood because twachtea are only dependent on schools

      • Sahi kaha aapne …. Sachaai yahi hai … Jus bcoz institutions dont want to pay salary from their pockets …. Bachoo ko bali ka bakraa banaya jaa raha hai …… Are daily wages wale majduur bhi apna aatma samaan leke 1000 km pedal chale gaye Aapne gaao…. Par kisi se shikayyat nahi ki unho ne ….. Aur school wale aur ye sab aapne matlab ke liye bachoo ki zindagi se khelna chahte hai # Gandha hai par dandha hai ye#

      • Bikkly Bhai Jaan hi to jahan hi.We teachers are not so weak.If a cart pooler can sale vegetables we can also do something else.B it for this we can’t put our students life in danger.

    • Yes, I agree.. We cannot risk the life of our kids be it Pre Nursery or College until vaccine is discovered.

      First life then education.

  91. Schools should not be opened at any cost.. Cases are increasing!! How can the government even think of reopening the classes let that be seniors or juniors.. Studies can always happen but who will be responsible if a life is gone?

    • Yes, I agree with you , I’m so worried about children in school nearly 8hrs and social distance, masks ,santizing , how can we take these issues simply……..first our life ie our children ,next education

  92. Personally against any such decision to open schools especially with high number of students. Distancing is not maintainable and watch is not maintainable all the time. With face covers, gloves etc it’s too not to teach. No to schools colleges to reopen at least for next 3 months. If required syllabus should be truncated.

  93. Very risky dicission. Even students of higher class i.e. class 9 to 12 might ignore all the precosion to save themselves from the effect of Corona Virus. Specially after few days of opening schools they could not maintain social distancing. In many schools it seems that teachers will also neglect about to take care of their student, especially in the Govt. aided schools. So before taking such life risky decission, Govt. should think 100 times.

  94. Rural area chya schoolche kase?. Teacher updown kartat….garib gavat rahnyachi soy nasate….updown kelyamule sansarg vadhnyacha dhoka jast asu shakto…..its dangerous…🙏

  95. Sir humble request 🙏 pls don’t open the school. Let the situation gets normal with zero cases. Children are future of our nation. Let them study through online classes. Let them stay at home and safe.

  96. Considering the way at which the numbers are increasing . Opening schools will not be a good option. Currently we are affected with our economy , we cant afford to risk our education which is our future of our country. I see matured people not wearing mask and not maintaining social distance , how can we expect our children to follow. We got to lead by example.

  97. I suggest that there should be two shifts for opening the school and teachers should give emphasis on the guidelines issued by the CBSE and MHRD. Also you all should think on behalf of the students not as a society as we will be facing a great backlog in the studies, so according to me schools should open with a high strictness. Thank you and hope this message could reach to the higher authorities.

    • Sharmaji almost 60 days ka lockdown khatam hogaya desh mein … Phir bhi covid 19 patient badh rahe har roj … Kya karan hai……. Lock down follow nahi hone ke karan ….. Air ye lock down hum mein se hi hai jino ne follow nhi kiya ese …. Isliye ye badh raha hai ab…. Kya guarantee hai ki school mein ye bhuat aache ae follow hoga …jara bachhe se pucho aapne regular school days mein kya proper liquid handwash hota hai unke toilets mein .. all time ….. Aap baat kar rahe santize schools ki …… Come on sirrr soch kar comment kariye

      • Jitesh ji agar aap soch rhe hai ki corona khatam ho jayega toh ye itne jaldi nai hoga aur na hi itne jaldi vaccine aane wali.HRD ministery ko bhi bachcho ki chinta hai.Kuchh soch kar hi ye decision liya hoga.aap 1 year or2 years tak bachcho ko ghar ke ander nai baitha skte aur online classes ke naam par kya ho rha hai apke ghar mai bhi bachche honge apko achchi tarah se pta hoga.

        • Jaan se badhkar padhai h ky I think tum bhi kisi school se connect ya teacher ho saale school walo ko sirf paisa chahiye .koi apne bachche ko.na bhejega hrd minister maa baap se badhkar ni hote saale paise ke liye tumko bech denge soch samajh ke comment karo ..

    • Sir what makes you think that students will loose on their education.online classes are on and very effective.I am saying it as a parent, at home I can also see what my kid is learning and help her better with her studies…..so please school should remain closed for the safety of our kid.

  98. School kholna bhut jruri hai kyoki har bachh ke problem badh gya haiki hamara 1 ssal barbad ho jayega kripya board vale bchho ki padhai start kar diya jay kyoki unki bhut problem badh gaya hai

  99. It is not safe to open school but we also not know that when will covid19 end and the study also continue. So it right to open school.

    • So online studies are option for that …. Till not safe ….. 1 cant risk childrens for this….. Childrens are not testing kits …. Tht covid khatam nahi ho raha to …chalo try karo school reopen kare…. Then see what happens next

  100. It is very unsafe to open the school thinks once again about school Re-opens.
    Children is the future of our nation
    Jai Bharat vande matram

  101. Covid 19 से हम बहुत कुच सीखें हैं।खतरनाक बीमारी को देश से निकाल ना़, , , पेहला काम है।

  102. I agree that it is very risky to send kids to school. I suggest their should be an option given to student to postpone their admissions to next session year 2021.

  103. Class 8 students can also exempted for attending classes as they are non-detention category.
    Every teacher should record his/her while taking class for 50% or 30% class. Such video recorded lesson sent to remaining 50% or 70% students(not attended) registered emails.

    • I believe this is being done because of all the indirect assessments that need to be conducted in cbse board curriculum

  104. Government school teachers should have 50 years of retirement At present no school no salaries should be given it’s very very unsafe to open the school
    Social distancing is not possible cases will increase

  105. Social distancing is next to Impossible specially in government aided school Government school teachers should have 50 years of retirement At present no school no salaries should be given it’s very very unsafe to open the school

  106. Social distancing is next to Impossible specially in government aided school
    Government school teachers should have 50 years of retirement
    At present no school no salaries should be given
    It’s very very unsafe to open the school.
    Cases gone to increase day by day.please think once again about it.

  107. Why all the ministers are hurrying to reopen the schools, when the deadly virus is going rounds. You can ask schools to take more fees for conducting online classes and let all the schools conduct online classes. After all, Indian schools are after money and business. Let them have their major share during crisis time. Let them become billionaires during covid time. But please don’t hatch plans to curb the innocent children’s lives, just for the sake of looting parents in the disguise of innocence. Otherwise do one thing, all those school management who are above 50 years daily go to classrooms and stay there for 8 hours and travel by school buses. Eat in the school only for atleast a month. Get their notebooks corrected by class teachers and take exams in written form. If corona cases doesn’t spike among them, I am ok to send my children to school.

  108. HRD minister is not able to think seriousness of situation. He is just thinking that he is safe in his banglo with is family means all are safe. We are moving towards top of the tally of case of corona virus in world. May god give him some enlightenment so he is able to think about current situation.

    • Yes !! Who in India doesnt know the power a poltician they had ….. I doubt any politician will send their kids to school in this situation ….. & Rest special treatment to them is understood by all

  109. What the hell you are gonna do Gov??? All the countries reopened their schools only 1-2 months after their curves flattened. In India daily cases are still 6000-7000 and among top 10 countries with highest daily cases. You are going to destroy the country or what? What is the urgency in opening the schools now. Conduct Online classes. Don’t be a fool🙄

    • I fully agree… at least government should send circular not mandatory for attendance, so that parents can take decision accordingly.

  110. It’s very very unsafe to open the school.
    Cases gone to increase day by day.please think once again about it.because small children is the future of our nation.

    • I agree that it is very risky to send kids to school. I suggest their should be an option given to student to postpone their admissions to next session year 2021.

      • As a parent I would not like the schools to reopen unless there is a proper vaccination or medication to cure or prevent.Children shld not be put at risk.Moreover opening schools at some particular zones will rise anxiety among students of other
        zones.Studies can go on online till situation normalises

        • I agree with you all our government wants money and there are selfishly in making money and saving seats. I humbly request all the parents to stand up on till this covid 19 get’s vaccine till then on schools and colleges will open if there want to open I request to buycott seriously and ask the government for online classes where every student and teacher will be safe and till the covid 19 vaccine comes. Hope everyone understood it clearly… Please stand up and be save our children’s and country…..

    • Agreed. Let us not hurry and see the impact of COVID-19 on Indian society , specially the children for atleast two months without lockdown restrictions and then decide. It will also help in developing herd immunity amongst them in this period through the exposed society Before they are exposed to it outside their houses.

      • As well as children’s health u also have to think about the teachers who are newly appointed in the school leaving their previous job
        I’m waiting for joining till no call fr online classes, no other source of income. School did not contact me till d date
        Hw are survival gs please think

      • Plzz don’t open the Schools & Colleges.life is very precious.
        As a mother I never want this.let the situation become normal.plzzz

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