Schools that were closed in Kerala for a year-and a half following the COVID-19 outbreak would now reopen from November 1 starting with classes 1 to 7, 10 and 12Kerela Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said recently.
Speaking to the reporters the Chief Minister said the remaining classes would commence from November 15 and preparations for reopening of the schools are in full swing. To ensure protection and safety of children attending the classes, the health and Education Ministers would be convening a high-level meeting on Thursday and thereafter a draft plan of action would be prepared and discussed with other departments before it is finalized, he said
He added that to allay the concerns of students and parents’ arrangements would be made at state and district levels in consultation with the parent’s teachers associations and other organizations. Also, he added that the police have been roped to prepare plans for ensuring safety of students during their travel after schools and colleges reopen.