04 Jun 2020, 01:51 pm By Rohit Sindhu
Haryana to reopen Schools from 1st July, Colleges in August, says Education Minister

The State Education Minister, Haryana Kanwar Pal announces to reopen schools in state from 1st July 2020. Haryana state government would reopen the schools next month in a phased manner starting with classes for Class 10th- 12th followed by Classes 6-9 & 1-5, Education Minister said on Thursday. Stating the state government’s decision on reopening of Schools and Colleges Minister said “Colleges to re-open from August, however the final decision will be taken by Universities."

According to the statement made by Minister Pal, Haryana Govt to prepare a demo in 4-5 schools to prepare and better the plan and is in constant touch with stakeholders. As per outlined plan the state will become first to reopen Schools from 1st July, an official said.

On Thursday Education Minister interacted with media personnel and briefed on state Government’s intents over reopening of Schools & Colleges. In his address Education Minister said Schools in Haryana state to reopen from 1st July in phased manner, starting with classes 10-12, followed by classes 6-9 & 1-5. For social distancing, schools to function at 50% strength. In class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning & 15 in evening or alternate days, he said.

As per plan outlined by State government, Colleges will reopen in August with first-year commencing from September month. However the decision is in the hands of State Universities, said Haryana Education Minister.

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Haryana becomes first state to open Schools

State Education Minister on Thursday announced to open Schools in Haryana in June. Educational institutions in Haryana have been shut from March month after COVID-19 lockdown was imposed. According to plan laid down by Haryana Government, the reopening of Schools from 1st July, the state will become first in resuming Academic activities. The Minister also said that the reopening of Schools will be allowed only as per social distancing norms. According to Govt's prepared draft schools to function at 50% strength and in a class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning & 15 in evening or alternate days.

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“In the first phase, Classes 10-12 would be started in July, followed by Classes 6-9, and in the last phase Classes 1-5 would begin,” he said. The colleges and university classes will begin in August, the minister said. Meanwhile, the Directorate School Education has asked District Education Officers to constitute committees to discuss the issue of opening schools with various stakeholders to seek their feedback and send the report by Sunday.

On Wednesday, Minister said that, the state government will take feedback from stakeholders, including parents, teachers and experts, on whether to conduct classes in two shifts to maintain social distancing.