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Karnataka to settle on returning of schools on Wednesday

Karnataka’s arrangement to return schools hit a detour as the planned gathering of the concerned authorities couldn’t be hung on Monday and has been rescheduled for November 4. After the Andhra Pradesh government resumed schools for classes 9 to 12 on Monday, the Karnataka government also wanted to think on this model for three days with authorities worried prior to declaring its ultimate conclusion. Therefore, the gathering was met yet because of specialized glitches, the gathering must be canceled suddenly.

Addressing correspondents, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar stated, “We are seriously studying the Andhra Pradesh model for reopening of schools. Prior to taking any decision, we need to examine everything as it is a question of students’ lives.” He added that the state has consented to resume universities from November 17 even as Karnataka is seeing a pattern of COVID-19 cases descending.

“Hence we are also giving it a fresh thought to reopen schools,” he said and added that even experts have suggested that it would be better if schools are reopened in a phased manner. The minister said that not every student can afford online education. “Prior to reopening, we need to gather information on various fronts besides the health condition of the teachers and students,” he said.

“Experts feel that prolonged closure of schools can have a negative impact on a child’s mind as well; therefore, we are examining all these things before arriving at a final decision,” Kumar said.

Prior in October, there were consultations to resume schools yet it was then conceded in the wake of an unexpected flood of cases. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on October 11 had declared a three-week occasion for understudies and instructors in schools in Karnataka.

The Andhra government resumed schools for classes 9 to 12 just as universities on Monday after a hole of more than seven months. While understudies of classes 9 and 10 will have half-day school on substitute days, the AP government plans on starting school for classes 6 to 8 on November 23 after an auditing the circumstance. Classes for 1 to 5 will re-visitation of school in Andhra on December 14.

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