Important News: The government on Tuesday, Sep 8 announced SOPs for partial reopening of schools for students of classes 9–12 from September 21.
Schools in Rajasthan will not open yet, but 9th-12th standard students will be able to go for guidance. For this, written permission of parents will be required.
In Unlock 4 guidelines, MHA said class 9–12th students can visit schools from September 21 for taking teachers’ guidance with parents’ consent.
What is in SOPs about Schools reopening in Rajasthan
Rajasthan government have to follow the MHA guidelines and All the schools have been ordered to start the school for students of 9th to 12th class by taking the permission of parents from 21st September.
It was being expected from the Lockdown 5 and 3 phases Unlock that the colleges and other education institutes will be regularly run back in Unlock phase 3 but this did not happened.
The coronavirus pendemic continues to wreak havoc and continues to grow, but the good news is that the number of people recovering from the corona virus has also increased.
Different news kept coming that colleges will be reopened in August-September but according to home ministry guidelines, schools, colleges and coaching centres are to stay closed till August 31.
Colleges & Schools to reopen in September or October?
The Union Ministry of Education has asked the States and UTs for feedback from parents on a possible period when they would be comfortable with the reopening of schools. Education secretaries of all states and union territories have been asked to return by 20 July with a response.
The center is considering reopening colleges, schools and other educational institutions between 1st September and 14 November. According to various news reports, the modalities of the plan have been discussed by a group of secretaries attached to the group of ministers of Covid-19 management, headed by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
The decision is likely to be released later this month with final unlock guidelines, which will guide states on unlocking the remaining activities on August 31.
However, parents are not in favour of sending kids to school in the current situation.
What is the status of Covid-19 Vaccine
Seven major Indian pharma players are in the race to develop COVID-19 vaccine. If the vaccine comes into the market, then all the activity will be started to function properly.
Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute, Zydus Cadila, Panacea Biotec, Indian Immunologicals, Mynvax and Biological E are among the domestic pharma firms working on the coronavirus vaccines in India.
Vaccines normally require years of testing and additional time to produce at scale, but scientists are hoping to develop a coronavirus vaccine within months because of the pandemic.
So, September or October?
The central government is planning to reopen schools and colleges in a staggered manner between September 1 and November 14.
The fresh guidelines are expected to be out on August 31, the decision on reopening will be left to states.
And the Rajasthan and other state governments should take the same decision and I think all the state governments can reopen the college and school from mid-September to October.