Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bomai likened the reopening to the release of students from Kovid-1.
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“The students are very happy. It is as if they got independence from Kovid-1 today. August 15 is celebrated as the independence of the country but for the students of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th classes it is real freedom for them. Schools are open,” he said. Told reporters after. He said students are facing many problems in online classes like communication and network problems but here in physical classes they can communicate better with their teachers. The CM said that apart from good education and understanding, the students are happy that they are now with their friends.
Bomai told teachers, staff and students to abide by the Kovid-1 nor rules.
“There will be an expert committee meeting at the end of the month. We will decide on two issues based on the situation – one is the border district and the other is classes I to VIII,” he explained.
At a ceremony here, Bomai said that if the reopening of schools is successful, August 2 will be celebrated as Education Day, just as September 5 is celebrated as Teacher’s Day.
He added that this day is important because it will release children from Kovid-1.
The government has decided to start classes from Monday on the recommendation of the Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-1 on.
The TAC said teachers and other staff at schools and PU colleges should be vaccinated first.
It further said that classrooms should be sanitized, social distance and hand hygiene should be maintained and everyone should wear a mask compulsorily.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh visited several schools in the city and interacted with the students.
Government sources said the decision was taken not to reopen schools and PU colleges in Hasan, Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Mysore as the Kovid-1 pos positive rate in the district was above two per cent, official sources said.
At the direction of the chief minister, the ministers in charge of the districts visited several schools in their respective districts on Monday.
In November 2020, degree colleges were opened and then in January 2021, tenth and pre-university colleges were opened for a short time. The test did not last long after the second wave hit the country, and Karnataka was among the worst-hit states with more than 50,000 cases and about 500 deaths per day.
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