WB School Reopening Update: CM Mamata Banerjee to Take Final Decision on Resuming Offline Classes Soon

WB School Reopening Update: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is expected to soon take a final decision about reopening of schools and resumption of offline classes. State Education Minister Bratya Basu informed that the government is considering reopening of schools in coming days. Get Details Here.

Published On: Jan 25, 2022 15:42 IST

West Bengal School Reopening

WB School Reopening: As per the media reports, the state government is considering the option of resuming offline classes. However, the final decision regarding West Bengal school reopening will be taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

In a media briefing after an event, state Education Minister Bratya Basu told reporters that the state government is in favour of opening schools but the final decision rests with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

As per reports, Education Minister Basu told reporters that "the state is in favour of opening the schools but it cannot take any kind of risk with the lives of the students so the decision will be taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the right time."



West Bengal Schools Closing

Schools in the state closed some time back due to a massive spike in COVID-19 cases. The safety of students was considered and hence, the decision to close all schools in the state was taken. Meanwhile, some people have been demanding that schools should reopen soon as children are experiencing massive learning loss at this point.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued a statement stating that Schools and Colleges in the state may shut down if required. As per this, Schools, Colleges, and other educational institutions have been closed.

As per officials, all academic activities in schools, colleges, and universities will remain closed and only administrative activities will continue with 50% of employees.

West Bengal to introduce open-air classes for pre-primary and primary Schools

The West Bengal State Education Department will be introducing a new initiative - Paray Sikshalay (Neighbourhood School). Under this initiative, pre-primary and primary students from state-run schools will be given lessons in Open Spaces. Officials have stated that children have been deprived of tutorial lessons owing to the COVID-19 pandemic which is why the decision to conduct open ground education has been made.

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