Classes of 11 and 12 will start from July 26 in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that from July 26, classes of 11th and 12th standard will be started with half capacity. There is a possibility of a third wave of corona, but at present the situation in the state is under control. Today there are only 20 confirmed cases. The number of active patients is only 250. The state government is constantly vigilant about the situation of corona infection. The decision is being taken to open educational institutions while staying alert.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the dedication programme of the building of Vidya Bharti Madhya Kshetra Bhopal’s educational, research and training institute “Akshara”. He also dedicated the school building in the campus built in Arera Colony E-4 and released “Akshara” magazine. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan planted a sandalwood sapling in Vidya Bharati campus. On behalf of the organization, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was presented a shawl, shriphal and a memento.

Sarkaryavah of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Shri Dattatreya Hosabale, National President of Vidya Bharati, Shri Ramakrishna Rao were specially present in the programme. Sports and Youth Welfare and Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment Minister Smt. Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Farmer Welfare and Agriculture Development Minister Shri Kamal Patel, Medical Education and Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Shri Vishwas Sarang, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Science and Technology Minister Shri Omprakash Saklecha, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for School Education and General Administration Shri Inder Singh Parmar, Khajuraho MP Shri V.D. Sharma were also present in the programme. The Mantri of Vidya Bharati Madhya Kshetra Shri Vivek Shendye informed about the activities of the institution.

Operation of schools will start in a phased manner

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that studies and school activities of children have been affected due to corona infection. The studies are going on through online and virtual process, but its effectiveness is yet to be assessed. Children are getting frustrated by staying at home for a long time. The school administrators have their problems. In these circumstances, in view of the corona infection under control in the state, it has been decided to start school operations in a phased manner.

Decision regarding other classes will be taken in August

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that schools would be started with 50 percent capacity from July 26 for class 11 and 12. The schools will be held four days a week. A batch of 50 percent capacity will attend school for two days, for next two days another batch of remaining 50 percent students will come to the school. After seeing the situation for a week, a decision will be taken regarding starting coaching institutes, colleges. If the situation remains normal and under control, then from August 15, the decision to start the operation of 9th, 10th and then middle and primary schools will be taken by the state government.

Inclusion of knowledge, best values ​​and skill enhancement in the national education policy

Referring to the views of Acharya Shankar and Swami Vivekananda on education, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that through education a person acquires the values​​of knowledge and nationality. Education imparts skills. An important contribution of education is development of a person’s ability to earn livelihood. Knowledge, best values ​​and skill promotion all three are included in the new national education policy.

Education policy will be implemented under the guidance of subject experts

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that implementation of new education policy would be ensured in the state under the guidance of educationists, subject experts and school operators. A group of ministers has been specially constituted by the state government to conduct educational activities. This group, in consultation with experts, will decide the nature of starting vocational education from class 6 onwards. Decision regarding course scheduling, training etc. will also be taken after consultation with subject-experts.

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