Schools from class 5th to 12th reopened in Maharashtra from October 4. This is probably the first time since independence that schools were closed for 18 months due to the pandemic.
School bells rang again from Monday across Maharashtra. These schools were closed for the last one and a half years due to the Corona epidemic. When the school opened after such a long gap, the children were welcomed with flowers. In view of the epidemic, special care was taken to follow the sanitizer and corona protocol. In the schools of the state, classes from class V to XII started physically again after 18 months from Monday. Till now online studies were going on. On reaching the school, the children were welcomed with flowers and balloons. The children also looked very happy to reach the school and meet their friends, teachers, etc.
At the gate of the schools, the management and operators checked the masks and sanitized all the students before entering the campus. In classes also, one student was allowed to sit on a bench.
CM Thackeray said – It was a very difficult decision
CM Uddhav Thackeray said that the decision to reopen the school was very difficult for him. He appealed to the teachers and parents to take care of the students. Till now physical schools were being set up only in those areas where the cases of Kovid-19 were very few. Last month, State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had announced that schools would be opened across the state from October 4. The government had also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for this.
On Monday morning, Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted, ‘Greetings to all the parents and students. We hope you enjoy being safe at school.’ According to the decision of the Maharashtra government, classes from class 5th to 12th in rural areas and from class 8th to 12th in urban areas will be held physically.