Schools, colleges to reopen after August 2020: HRD Minister


NEW DELHI | JUNE 07, 2020:

Schools and Colleges, which have remained closed for over two months now due to coronavirus outbreak, will reopen after August 2020, HRD Minister Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal said in an interview recently.

According to media reports, the HRD minister revealed this during an interview on June 3. More than 33 crore students have been waiting for the reopening of educational institutes.

According to reports in May, it was speculated that schools and colleges would reopen in July with around 30 per cent attendance and students till class 8 would stay at home.

Pokhriyal reportedly said that educational institutes would reopen in a phased manner; Green and Orange zones would reopen their institutes first and in order to maintain strict social distancing norms they would take place in two shifts.