As the Government of India has asked all the states and Union Territories to submit the proposal and suggestions over the reopening of schools in their regions, J&K administration is yet to take any decision on it.
On August 07, the Government of India framed a plan to re-open schools and other educational institutions in a phase-wise manner starting from September 1 till November 14. Following which all states and UTs were asked to submit their feasibility proposals regarding the same.
Advisors to Lieutenant Governor Kewal Kumar Sharma told Rising Kashmir that they are yet to finalize the proposal and matters are under process.
“Till date, nothing has been finalized and deliberations are going on the subject,” he said.
Another official at the administration told Rising Kashmir that in view of the surge in Covid19, the reopening of schools will be delayed in Jammu and Kashmir.
“We have mentioned clearly in a proposal that we will delay the reopening of schools in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases,” the official said.
As per official administration is mulling to reopen the secondary level schools “but this matter is also in the pipeline”.
On March 11, the administration had ordered the closure of all educational institutions in view of COVID-19 pandemic. It was extended to August 31.
On 3rd June, GoI had asked JK administration to defer its decisions on the reopening of schools. Following which Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh had urged UT administration to delay the same in view of surge in COVID-19 cases.
“Have spoken to #JammuAndKashmir UT Government and suggested that decisions regarding reopening of schools may be deferred,” Singh had tweeted.