Bengaluru: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) led Karnataka government on Monday announced that schools will reopen and classes for students of standard 10th and 12th will resume from January 1. Karnataka’s Minister for Primary & Secondary Education S Suresh Kumar, wrote a letter to all the district in-charges and MLAs/MLCs regarding the matter for reopening of schools. In his letter to authorities, the Education Minister stated that the government will also resume its continuous learning programme “Vidyagama” from Class 6 to 9 in a revised format.
The development comes after the state Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa chaired a meeting on December 19. During that meeting, a detailed report was submitted by the Technical Advisory Committee of the Karnataka Health Department. The report gave a green signal for starting the classes and also mentioned to resume “Vidyagama” for the students from class sixth to ninth.
According to reports, for attending the school, each student should get a permission letter from his or her parents. If a student shows some symptoms like fever or cold, etc, he/she should refrain from attending the classes. Attending classes for “Vidyagama” is not mandatory, but the students must be enrolled in some or the other school.
The Karnataka Government launched the “Vidyagama” programme in August this year, in which teachers were asked to meet the children at playgrounds or temples near the students’ residences and engage them in academic activities. The programme was later suspended in October after cases of the coronavirus were reported among students and teachers.
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