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In a 30-page document, the IAPSM outlines the risks involved in keeping schools closed and highlights the protocols that can be adopted to reopen such institutions.
After two Covid waves, the long wait for dry ration and absence of cooked meals have started defeating one of the purposes of midday meal scheme — luring poor students to school.
Percentage of parents who are hesitant to send their children to school declined from 76% in June to 44% in August, according to survey by LocalCircles.
Among the Union Territories, only Lakshwadeep and Puducherry have re-opened for all classes. The rest have only allowed lessons from Class 9 and above.
Modi govt's NIPUN Bharat scheme is in line with the new National Education Policy, and a budget of Rs 2,688.18 crore has been allotted to it for financial year 2021-22.
Report released by Ministry of Education says most states and UTs, except Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, have improved on their scores since the previous evaluation.
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Schools partially reopened in Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Mizoram Monday for students from classes 9 to 12.
Although Unlock 4 guidelines allow schools to partially reopen from 21 September, most states and UTs, including Delhi, have decided against it for now given India's Covid tally.
The Centre has allowed schools to reopen campuses after 21 September under Unlock 4. Some schools have come up with strategies while others are waiting for state guidelines.
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