Schools in Karnataka to open only after discussion with experts: Education Minister Suresh Kumar – education
Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said Thursday that the final decision on opening schools amid the COVID-19 outbreak would be made only after discussion with experts, health officials and other respective departments.
“We have not yet made the decision to reopen schools. All aspects will be carefully discussed and experts, health officials and other respective departments will take suggestions before starting the schools, ”said Kumar.
There are currently 30,762 active cases of COVID-19 in Karnataka. So far, 8,11,581 recoveries and 11,453 deaths have been reported in the state.
Educational institutions across the country have begun to gradually reopen after months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Schools in Andhra Pradesh opened for classes 9 and 10 earlier this month, while students in classes 6 to 8 will resume classes on November 23.
Uttarakhand and Punjab have also reopened schools for the upper classes.
Outdoor classes resumed in Tripura in early October for classes 9-12, with 50 percent teacher attendance and proper implementation of COVID-19-related standard operating procedures.
Other states planning to reopen schools include Tamil Nadu (November 16), Goa (November 21) and Gujarat (November 23).