As Covid-19 cases witness a decline, schools in Pune, Maharashtra are set to resume physical classes. Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar announced today that schools and colleges will reopen in Pune district from February 1.
In a recent statement, Maharashtra Deputy CM announced: “Schools and colleges will reopen in Pune district from Feb. 1. For grades 1 to 8, school time will be half of normal times, but for grades 9 to 10, the school will be closed according to will run according to the normal schedule. Colleges will also operate according to regular time.”
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Schools and colleges will reopen in Pune district from February 1. For classes 1 to 8, school times are half the normal times, but for classes 9 to 10, the school runs according to the normal schedule. Colleges will also operate as per regular time: Maharashtra Deputy CM pic.twitter.com/hzGbi8tfnw— ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2022
Across the state including Mumbai, Pune, Nashik schools were closed to grades 1 to 12 for a long time. However, the government recently held a review meeting and allowed schools to reopen from January 24.
As previously reported by New18, Maharashtra has taken a decentralized approach where the local authorities have the right to answer a call based on the covid-19 situation in their area.
Schools in Maharashtra were closed in the first week of January. The Maharashtra government then announced that the schools would be closed until February 15. However, the state government then reversed its earlier decision, following parents and students’ demands for reopening.
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