Maharashtra to Reopen Schools for Classes 9th to 12th From Nov 23 With Covid Protcols in Place
All Covid safety measures will be taken care of before reopening schools in Maharashtra. (Image for representation/AP)
Classes 9 to 12 of schools in Maharashtra will reopen from November 23, school education minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Saturday. Gaikwad made the announcement at a video conference held by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
"We need to be extra cautious after Diwali. Quarantine centers in schools cannot be shut. The local administration can take decision regarding alternative places for classrooms. Sanitization of schools, coronavirus tests for teachers and other precautions are a must," the CM said.
Students who are sick or those who have a sick family member at home must not be sent to schools, Thackeray added.
Only one student will be seated per bench, the minister said.
Further, classes will be held on alternate days and science, maths and English will be taught while other subjects will be taught online, Gaikwad said.