The Chief Minister of West Bengal said that if the situation improves by August 31, classes may be allowed to start in schools and colleges one month before the Puja festival.
The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference on Tuesday, and said that if the COVID-19 situation improves, there are plans to reopen schools and colleges in the state after Teachers' Day on September 5, but classes would be held one day apart.
On the same day, the CM announced a lockdown, which comprises two days a week till August 31. She added that since the lockdown will continue throughout August, there is no possibility of opening schools and colleges in the state.
She said, “The situation of coronavirus in the state is still not favorable. As a result, the lockdown will continue till August 31. If the situation improves, it will be informed by August 31, as to when the school and college will open. 5th September is the birthday of Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. If the situation improves, classes may be allowed to start in schools and colleges one month before Pujo, one day apart from Teacher's Day.”
Educational institutions in various states have been shut since mid-March. In the midst of the pandemic situation, the results of Madhyamik and higher secondary examinations have been published in West Bengal. But due to the coronavirus situation, the schools and colleges are closed, and the admission process has not started yet.
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