Raipur: The state government is planning reopening of schools after June 16 if the Covid-19 pandemic situation in state is normal, said school education minister Premsai Singh Tekam.
Speaking about the state’s plan to reopen schools, the minister told media persons on Monday that we are looking into this matter. The officials concerned have been asked to make plans to open the schools strictly following the Covid-19 protocol.
An important meeting of the state government can be held before June 16 to discuss the same.
Meanwhile, schools were opened in the month of February this year in which students from class 9th to 12th were allowed to attend classes. The remaining syllabus of these students was completed; preparation for the exam was done. This time also the officers are planning in the same way to call the children of the higher classes to school in the beginning.
Besides, last year the fee dispute between the school management and the parents is still going on. Due to the start of the school, now the debate has started again that the government should decide in the matter of charging full fees in the closed schools. Mahendra Singh Hora of YMS Youth Foundation said that the education minister should clarify any situation regarding giving concession in fees of private schools or waiving off fees. MLA Vikas Upadhyay has met education principal secretary Alok Shukla in connection with the collection of arbitrary fees by private schools. He has demanded to appoint a nodal officer in the matter of fees of private schools.