GOA: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that although 80% of stakeholders have supported the partial reopening of schools for Classes IX to XII from September 21, educational institutions will not resume operations till October 2. Sawant further said that a decision in the matter will be taken after October 2, depending on the Covid-19 situation in the state.
Only students of Classes X and XII will be allowed to visit schools in the first phase of the partial reopening plan, the chief minister who held a virtual meeting with education experts and stakeholders to discuss the National Education Policy 2020 and the resumption of schools said. Sawant told reporters that teachers are already working from schools, and that students especially those studying in Classes X and XII who experience connectivity issues at home, could go to school to seek guidance if their parents and teachers allow it.
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