However, the final call to take still lies with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who will decide if schools will be reopened this month or not. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has not come up with any plans for the same.
Parents are also unwilling to send their children to schools amid the Covid-19 crisis, which is also why the classes or student-teacher meets that can be held voluntarily and guardians’ consent is mandatory for them.
At present, classes are being conducted through Doordarshan UP for Class 10 and 12, and Swayambha channel for Class 9 and 11. The timetable of the class is fixed every week. E-learning has been adopted for classes up to 8th standard through WhatsApp groups or other such means.
As per reports, Haryana, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh are the states that are preparing to reopen schools for voluntary classes.
Reopening Schools: MHA’s Directive
States / UTs may permit up to 50% of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching / tele-counseling and related work.
Students of Classes 9 to 12 may be allowed to visit their schools in areas outside the Containment Zones, on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers.
This will be subject to the written consent of their parents or guardians.
Such visits and teacher-student interaction must be organized in a staggered manner.