Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Educational institutions including schools, colleges and coaching institutes will not open as of now. The decision was taken by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a meeting of group of ministers here on Monday.
The decision laid to rest the speculations that colleges and schools may open in July or August. Chouhan said that schools will open from July 1 but students will not come to schools. They will attend online classes. The school students will continue with online teaching modes including TV and WhatsApp.
Chouhan said 100% vaccination is important before starting educational institutions besides implementation of Covid guidelines is mandatory. Chouhan said that third wave of pandemic should not go out of control and therefore necessary measures have to be taken.
The examinations for students of BAMS, BHMS and BUMS are expected to be conducted offline by the end of July.
The group of ministers had earlier decided to keep in view the feedback from districts before taking the final decision on opening up of government and private schools. Schools are closed in most states and students are being taught online.
As far as colleges are concerned, government is focusing on vaccination of youths above 18 years of age.