UP Basic Education Board schools for classes 1 to 8 would reopen from July 1 only for teachers. Students are not allowed to attend school at present. As for CBSE affiliated schools, decisions with SMC.
Uttar Pradesh Government yesterday announced its decision to reopen schools for classes 1 to 8 from July 1. The schools, however, would only be opened for teachers and students would not be allowed to attend the schools. No decision has been taken for students of classes 9 to 12 as yet.
The order is only for the schools affiliated to the UP Board government schools. As for the schools affiliated to CBSE and CISCE in the state, the decision is to be taken by the school management authority. While no students are permitted even for these schools, the decision on whether to call teachers and administrative staff to school campus from July 1 rests with the SMC.
It may be noteworthy that the neighouring states of Delhi and Haryana have not decided to reopen the schools as yet. Delhi Government had announced that schools would not open for students till further orders. Haryana Government has also extended the summer vacation till June 30.
Also, the schools would also work on the operations of e-Pathshala under Mission Prerna. Under the scheme, students of Classes 1 to 8 would be provided with online classes.
It may be noted again that there is no update on Classes 9 to 12. Though many are assuming that with UPBEB schools reopening, it is possible that the secondary and higher secondary schools would also be permitted to reopen from July 1.
As per the notice released by the Uttar Pradesh Basis Education Board, UPBEB Secretary Pratap Singh Baghel, the teachers would complete the work related to student enrolment, distribution of food security allowance as per for mid-day meal scheme as well as distributing the free books to the students.