On Wednesday BMC said they are ready to open the schools for classes 8 to 12 from 4th of October. It is announced as Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar Last week gave a hint on the schools to reopen in Mumbai post diwali .Keeping in mind as the battle with corona is still going on.
Prior to that State esucation minister Varsha Gaikwad had announced that schools in the state of Maharashtra for rural areas from classes 5 to 12 and in urban 8 to 12 would start from 4 October. With it the protocols of running the schools by teaching the students too will be taken care off.
She, justified her statement by saying that each and every decision will be announced depending on the welfare of the students and safety is first prioritised in this category.
In one of the Interviews of News Agency BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said “We are reopening schools for classes 8 to 12 in Mumbai with effect from October 4. We will make a decision for the rest of the classes in November. All Covid-19 SOPs issued by the government will be implemented,”
As per the statement of PTI Education Minister said “Though schools will reopen in the entire state, there is no compulsion for students to attend physical classes. Consent of parents will be necessary if they want to attend,”
Earlier in July schools were allowed to open in rural areas in the state of Maharashtra. where the students as well as the teachers staff and the school authorities were not affected as much. It was done to see the parameter as to what will happen just a trial.But schools in big cities remained closed as to large exposure of students and surroundings.