Bengaluru: Reopening of schools - CM Yediyurappa likely to take final decision on Nov 23

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Nov 22: The state government is in a quandary whether to start the schools or not as there is a possibility of second wave of coronavirus striking in the near future, according to media reports.

Most of the people are of the opinion that high school and pre-univeristy colleges can be started with precautionary measures. The education department has submitted the report on the basis of these opinions to the government.

Chief minister Yediyurappa will take a final decision in this regard on Monday, November 23, in a meeting scheduled to be held with education minister, health minister and officials of both the departments.

Even as the first wave of coronavirus has decreased, the threat of a second wave has hit the country. The governments of Haryana and Maharashtra have clarified that they are not going to open schools till the end of November and December respectively. Karnataka government is yet to take a decision on this matter. However, the state government has chalked out a SOP as per the opinions given by experts from health department and Covid work force.

Offline classes for degree, post-graduation, diploma, engineering colleges and universities have already begun from November 17. However, though the classes have started with all precautions, only 15% of the students are attending the classes.

Giving clarification on the matter, education minister Suresh Kumar said, "No decision is taken yet with regards to restarting of schools. We will discuss this matter with the CM on Monday. Discussion will also be held on second wave of coronavirus pandemic and the situation in other states. We will take suggestions from the health department also."



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  • Parent concerned, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Swab test done - reports are out in a weeks time. What if during this week, the child develops symptoms or is assymptomatic??? Doing the swab test prior to joining class is baseless. Also, visit Instagram and students from renouned colleges have group pics hugging each other and sitting close like long lost friends. No social distancing at all, no masks at all. Is anyone taking this responsibility in the colleges to see that social distancing is maintained??? Imagine if degree students dont understand social distancing and compulsion of wearing masks how will kids in lower grades understand. Yes, classes can go on as they have been solong-ONLINE. Asking students to choose between online or offline and then asking online students to come to class to attend practicals in the 2nd half of the day but in the 1st half still be in college and attend their classes over the fone online is ridiculous. Govt. understand that Lives matter at the end of the day.

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  • Joseph, Mangalore/udupi

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    As a parent i won't send my child to school and many of them won't rather wait until the vaccine arrive's wait

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  • Danny, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    I request you to please hold off. Lot of states in India are seeing a second wave of infections. Hopefully vaccines will be available in next 2 - 3 months. We can open schools if needed after that. Priority should be to save lives. Parents won't send children to schools anyways.

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  • Joseph, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Danny i agreee

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    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    As many researchers speculate that India should prepare for facing second wave of covid-19

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Reopen the schools & wait for parents to send their Children ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    😆😆😆Mon key baath kahi he aapne

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  • Devika, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    I won't send my son to school. I'll wait until the vaccine arrives... Even if you guys start school many kids may not come... Wait until the vaccine comes school's were started in Haryana many kids were test positive what if it happens here too think about it dont risk their life their are the future anymore that isnt funny cynthia

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Go ahead ...unity is strength.... After all children are the future of our country.... ..nation's property.... Parent's breath... Parents be wise... College students are forced to come. If not no online classes and frightening them with the shortage of attendance. Most worst part is everyone asked to do swab test. Now, who will pay? It's given to understand colleges are forcing to come that too after doing swab tests. Swab testing is the ending? Students are coming from all round places... Swab testing is the VACCINE ? What madness is this? After negative report, god forbid once all gather under one roof there won't be trouble? Trouble for the elderly people and sick people at home. Students may be asymptomatic... may be immune

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Cynthia, Kirem
    No one should be allowed to mess with India's Future ...

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