Maharashtra Education Min meets officials before schools reopen and checks SOPs
In light of the decline in COVID cases in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra government led by Uddhav Thackeray has announced the reopening of schools from October 4. Ahead of the resumption of schools in the state, Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad held a meeting on Saturday October 2. to discuss readiness for schools across the state. Administrative officials also participated in the discussion and made useful suggestions for the proper functioning of the schools.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra State Educational Research Council has also prepared an action plan to work on, which will be implemented on the ground. All the measures concerning the resumption of school have already been announced. However, today’s meeting was held to discuss possible practical obstacles that school authorities and students may face when resuming offline lessons. According to the latest instruction issued by Varsha Gaikwad, state education officials are urged to personally visit schools and review the situation after the recovery.
Speaking to the microblogging platform, the state education minister said, “For a smooth transition to physical classes, effective coordination with the health department and local administration will need to be done. be maintained. We are committed to providing a supportive atmosphere for students, many of whom will return to class after a year and a half. “
schools in Maharashtra reopen on October 4; Check SOPs
- According to guidelines issued by the education department, school students will be required to maintain social distancing inside the classroom.
- This time, schools are invited to operate in staggered hours.
- Schools have been asked to set up health clinics for worst-case scenarios on a mandatory basis.
- Daily disinfection of classrooms and school premises is compulsory.
- Students will be expected to maintain a stepped entry system while keeping a distance from each other.
- Wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone, as is regular hand washing.
- Homework should be given online whenever possible.
- Schools must provide safe transportation plans for students.