When Schools And Colleges Are Reopening in Karnataka:
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, the schools and colleges have been hit hard. The school examinations have been postponed indefinitely, the school syllabus has been shortened in the wake of the institutions being closed and so much more. The nationwide lockdown has been extended to 31st May 2020 and the state governments have been given the poser to take a decision on further extending the lockdown to curtail the rising corona cases. The state of Karnataka is no exception to the rule, the state government has been working on formulating guidelines to get the state back on track. The big question looming is when schools and colleges are reopening in Karnataka.
The education department of the state of Karnataka has been working overtime along with the department of health to formulate guidelines to be followed once the schools and colleges reopen in the state. The principal secretary of primary and secondary education of the state government of Karnataka, Umashankar S has been following the developments closely and has been working with his team to reopen schools from classes 1st to 10th any time after 1st June 2020. Depending on when the schools reopen, the syllabus of the various classes from 1st to 10th will be reduced. The state is also contemplating on conducting online revision classes for SSLC students whose exams have been postponed till further notice. The SSLC exams are likely to be conducted as per the guidelines of the MHRD’s Department of School Education and Literacy.
The University Grant Commission is also working in close collaboration with the MHRD to issue guidelines on the reopening of colleges across the country. Colleges and universities in Karnataka have been closed in the state of Karnataka from 16th March 2020 when the nationwide lockdown was announced by the central government.
Once the safety guidelines are put into place by the central and the state governments the schools and colleges can breathe a sigh of relief. Till then the question when schools and colleges are reopening in Karnataka remains to be answered.