Schools to start after Diwali in Gujarat, Gujarat Cabinet decides, The Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Thursday said the schools and the colleges would soon be opened and standard operating procedures were being readied.
Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani had decided to start educational work in schools after Diwali. He said the first secondary-higher secondary schools are being considered for operation, though a final decision would be taken after consultation with the health department.
An action plan will be prepared In a meeting of the state cabinet held at Gandhinagar, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama had tabled a proposal to start schools. Ministers including Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel gave their views. The cabinet finally approved the reopening of schools that had been closed since March 2020.
However, as Kovid-19 has not yet been fully exempted, it was decided to plan ahead for what kind of rules would be drawn up to run schools. Accordingly, a meeting will be held with top officials including Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister Nitin Patel and Education Minister.
The meeting will prepare an action plan on what kind of rules should be followed for running schools. The schools will be reopened in compliance with the action plan, Minister Chudasama said.
Things like masks, social distance, sanitation will be mandatory before schools start. In addition, students will be considered for water and snacks, seating arrangements, how many students to include in a room, how to arrange the rest of the students, setting up an odd-even system or calling students in the same way in the morning and afternoon. Guidelines on how to comply with many such matters will be prepared after consultation with the health department.