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Bengaluru schools to open from Today – Education News

Karnataka primary and secondary education minister BC Nagesh on Thursday said his department is gearing up to reopen schools in Bengaluru starting from today, i.e., Monday.

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Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said he has sought a report from the Covid technical advisory committee (TAC). Once he gets the report, he will convene a meeting to discuss reopening of schools in Bengaluru and relaxation of other curbs.

The CM said, “We discussed Covid situation, how to manage it in the coming days, representations given by various organisations (for relaxations), functioning of schools, colleges and other issues during the cabinet meeting.
In Bengaluru, in-person learning for classes 1 to 9 was closed as a precautionary measure. Minister BC Nagesh said the Covid positivity rate in the current wave was higher in Bengaluru than the state’s average. “We didn’t know how the third wave was going to unfold.

Keeping the safety of children in mind, we decided to close the schools,” he added. He said the education department is well-equipped to manage schools once they reopen. Nagesh said, “With the brisk pace of vaccination of children aged 15-17 and the city positivity rate suggesting the curve is flattening, we are confident of restarting offline classes.”

He also said parents and teachers have been calling him to start schools since usage of mobile phones was having a negative impact and that students were unable to have any kind of physical activity.

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