The Gujarat government has decided to reopen Anganwadi centers, pre-schools, and kindergartens in the state after almost 2 years from February 17.
"This is for the first time in the last two years because of the pandemic when pre-schools and anganwadis will be reopened.", said Gujarat Education Minister, Jitu Vaghani.
This comes after Gujarat recently reopened schools for classes 1-9, citing a decrease in COVID-19 cases. Pre-schools remained shut since March 2020 in fear of health hazards for toddlers in the raging pandemic.
"The chief minister has given a go-ahead to reopen pre-schools, kindergartens, and anganwadis in Gujarat from February 17. They remained shut for almost two years”, he further added.
Proper SOPs and guidelines will be followed and consent from parents will also be mandatory. The closing of pre-schools and kindergartens for almost 2 years has led to a considerable loss in education and the state government will accordingly create an action plan to overcome this issue.
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Source: India Today