West Bengal to Extend Suspension of Academic Activities in Schools from July 31, 2020. School Education Department of West Bengal will be considering extending the suspension of the academic activities in the state-run educational institutions from July 31. Schools across the state have been closed since March 2020 and are expected to continue until July 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic – According to media reports.
Officials have stated that
The department in consultation with experts and teachers has decided that the primary-secondary-higher secondary institution cannot open amidst the pandemic situation in the state. Notification will shortly be issued regarding the extension period of the lockdown in the schools however it is not sure if the schools can open by September given the current situation.
Letter issued by the MHRD the officials have stated that
The state will respond to the same at an appropriate time but the state will be taking the final call on the same.
West Bengal State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee stated that
The state government will not do anything which will compromise the safety of the students and the staff in the wake of the increase in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 cases have been on an increase in the country since March 2020 due to which the school’s colleges and other educational institutes have remained closed and the examinations have been canceled.
With the latest UGC regulations released, institutions have been asked to start with conducting the final examinations for the undergraduate and postgraduate students in the online, offline or in both modes and following all the precautionary measures to be followed for conducting the exams.
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