Maharashtra: Classes V-VIII resume, but not in Mumbai

As per reports, Maharashtra has resumed classes for the upper primary section in all parts of the state, except Mumbai.

Maharashtra: Classes V-VIII resume, but not in Mumbai

On Wednesday, January 27, schools resumed classes across Maharashtra for students in standard V-VIII after nearly 10 months.

Moreover, they resumed physical sessions for the upper primary section in all parts of the state, except areas under municipal corporations like the BMC, NMMC and TMC.

Meanwhile, school education minister Varsha Gaikwad, who visited schools in Pune and interacted with students, said, “The COVID-19 prevention rules are being strictly followed at schools, which is keeping the learning environment safe. Schools in the state, with the exception of Mumbai and Thane, reopened for classes IX-XII since November 23, 2020, and there have been no cases among students, which is very encouraging. The number of students among class V-VIII may pick up soon,”

According to reports, students will be admitted to the school only with the consent of the parents, and instructions regarding the same have been given to them. Moreover, the teachers are required to take the RTPCR test for COVID-19 in view of the pandemic. On the other hand, along with the disinfection of the school, it has been made mandatory to follow the rules of social distancing. Tests have been started at primary health centres, rural and sub-district hospitals in the taluka as well as government hospitals in Sangli-Mirza. Moreover, the Municipal Corporation has also provided facilities in the health centres.

Meanwhile, there are over 106,000 schools that teach classes 5 to 8 in Maharashtra with close to 8,000,000 students enrolled according to the data of the Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE), 2019. Except, Mumbai, schools in most parts of the state have reopened.

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