Schools to be reopened in Chhattisgarh with full strength soon

Schools to be reopened in Chhattisgarh with full strength soon

Raipur: Chhattisgarh government is gearing up to completely unlock schools. The state school education department has prepared a proposal to call all students schools after reviewing the Covid situation.    

The schools were reopened on August 2 this year. Apart from the primary classes, only classes of 8th, 10th, and 12th were conducted. After about a month, all the classes of the school were opened for the students. The condition was to obtain consent from the parents and local body representatives. Only 50 per cent attendance was mandatory.

School education minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam said that the cases of corona are fewer, so it is being considered to open schools with 100 per cent strength. The final decision will be taken in the cabinet meeting to be held on November 22 under the chairmanship of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel. Till now 50 per cent of the students were being called.

Meanwhile, corona crisis still persists in schools. On Wednesday itself, a student of a private school in Birgaon was found corona infected. Management has closed the school. Samples of relatives, school staff, classmates who came in contact with the girl student are being taken. Earlier, many children have been found infected in the schools of Mahasamund and Baloda Bazar.

Health Minister TS Singh Deo said that one has to move ahead on the path of life. But precautions have to be taken. Children have not been vaccinated. The staff who comes should have 100 per cent vaccination and every school management should ensure this.