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Bengaluru: Students need not go to schools, colleges till end of Sep, clarifies govt

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Bengaluru, Sep 20: State government has clarified that students of primary, secondary and degree classes do not have to go to educational institutions till the end of September as the coronavirus infection is increasing day by day.

The government has permitted students of ninth to 12th grade to visit schools or colleges from September 21 in order to clarify any doubts. But the general opinion is that it is not safe for students to visit schools now as the coronavirus infection rate does not show any reduction in the number of cases.

S R Umashankar, chief secretary of primary and secondary education said that students should not visit schools or colleges till the end of September. He also said that further action in this regard will be taken after taking into account the situation.

 Rumours were rife that high schools and PU Colleges are going to begin classes from September 21. Education minister Suresh Kumar, however, had clarified that schools and colleges will be open but the classes will not begin.

The state government howevers has not issued any official order in this regard. Hence the state government has clarified its stand on this subject on Saturday and has clearly stated that till the end of September students cannot go to schools or colleges.

(Daijiworld)

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