Published: 05th December 2020
Madhya Pradesh government cancels classes for students from 1 to 8 till March 31 predicting second wave of COVID-19 cases
There will be no classes for Class I to VIII in the state till March 31. The upcoming academic session will start from April 1, 2021. Classes I to VIII will be evaluated on the basis of project work
The Madhya Pradesh government has decided that there will be no classes for Class I to Class VIII in the state till March 31 - owing to the second wave of the deadly novel Coronavirus infection.
The decision was made following a review meeting of the School Education Department chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal on Friday. "There will be no classes for Class I to VIII in the state till March 31. The upcoming academic session will start from April 1, 2021. Classes I to VIII will be evaluated on the basis of project work. Board exams will be held for Class X and XII and their classes will begin soon."
He assured to follow social distancing and other precautions in the classrooms. Students of Class X and XII will be called to the school for one or two days in a week.
The CM further added that school uniforms will be prepared by self-help groups in the state and they will also purchase clothes for the uniforms. The CM also said that year-wise detailed action plan should be made for 10,000 high-quality schools to be opened in the state in the next three years.
Chouhan further directed that the guest teachers who teach well should be hired in the same school next year as well. There should also be a provision for a hike in honorarium every year.
He also directed that the private schools which remained closed due to COVID-19, should not charge any fee other than tuition fees for that period. This order should be strictly enforced.
Further, under the new education policy, KG-I and KG-II classes will commence in 1500 government schools in the state in the first phase. Teachers doing excellent teaching work in government schools and making innovative experiments in educational activities should be rewarded.
He also instructed that parents-teachers association meetings should be held regularly in every government school. Ministers should also attend these meetings occasionally.