Source: NDTV Education
The schools and colleges of Karnataka will remain open despite the increase in coronavirus cases, said Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa.
The PTI reported, that the Chief Minister conducted a meeting with the health K Sudhakar, Revenue Minister R Ashoka, and Education Minister Suresh Kumar to discuss the pandemic situation.
He denied the closure of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions. But the minister said that he might change the decision if Covid cases continue to increase in the state.
The minister said that now there are about only 3000 cases in Karnataka and 2000 in Bengaluru.
The Karnataka government has allowed conducting offline sessions for Class 6 and above. And earlier the primary and secondary education minister, S Suresh Kumar, instructed the officials to be strict against the schools that run regular offline Classes for standard 1 to 5 ignoring the government’s directive in the view of Covid-19.
Also, the government is planning to start the next academic year for schools from July 15.