Will consider reopening schools for classes 1 to 4: Maha govt

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The Maharashtra authorities will consider reopening schools for college students of classes 1 to 4 if schools can easily run classes 5 to 8 which can be set to restart from January 27, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad mentioned on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters in Parbhani metropolis, about 515 kms away from Mumbai, the minister mentioned RT-PCR exams of a lot of the lecturers had been carried out forward of reopening of schools for classes 5 to 8.

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After the state authorities gave its nod, schools for classes 9 to 12 reopened for college students from November 23, 2020, practically 9 months after they’d to shut due to COVID-19 lockdown, with strict implementation of pandemic protocols.

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“Some 22 lakh students have started attending these classes (for 9 to 12) in 22,204 schools in the state. Now we are reopening schools for students of classes 5 to 8 from tomorrow (January 27), where 78.47 lakh students are enrolled,” mentioned an official from the state training division.

The classes will primarily concentrate on topics like science, arithmetic and English language, which implies college students can have to carry much less books, he mentioned.

The training division has requested dad and mom to give a bottle of consuming water to their wards who will begin attending schools.

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