K’taka to start schools for class 10, 12

at 6:21 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): Karnataka will reopen schools for regular classes for students of Classes 10 and 12 from January 1, 2021, after a gap of nearly ten months amid COVID outbreak.

The announcement was made by Karnataka’s Education Minister S Suresh Kumar after state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that there will be a discussion about the reopening of schools in the state.

According to the reports, Kumar said, “From January 1, classes will resume for 10th and 12th standard. There have been speculations, but whatever programmes we have planned from January 1 will go on.”

Earlier, the state had decided to reopen regular classes for Class 10, second pre-university and Vidyagama programme for government school students from Class 6 to Class 9 from January 1.

Vidyagama scheme is aimed at taking school education to the doorsteps of students in rural areas who cannot afford to attend online classes due to various reasons.

Kumar also informed that there would be no hard and fast rule to attend the regular classes. “If the parents and students are comfortable with the online classes they can study from home,” he said.

So far, the second worst-affected state Karnataka has reported 9,16,256 coronavirus infections, while the death toll stood at 12,062.