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Colleges are under Preparation to reopen in Karnataka


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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan on Monday informed that the state is preparing to reopen colleges,once students,teachers and staff are completely vaccinated.

The Karnataka government has not yet taken a decision on reopening of colleges. However, the department is making preparations for reopening, keeping in mind the fact that they may open once vaccination is complete, he said.

“It is not easy to reopen the college amid covid.The process of reopening colleges and universities is fraught with challenges. However, how long can we go on like this? Life should be back on track as soon as possible. We have to take enough safety measures and aim at reopening colleges. In this regard, universal vaccination of all college students is the only way ahead,” he said.

He denied allegations that the government had neglected its duty of vaccinating citizens.Also 

the vaccination program has been going on and we have been inviting students to get vaccinated”, he added.

Karnataka’s Department of College Education on July 9 had said that it has vaccinated 51.12 per cent of students and staff in government degree colleges in Bengaluru. Even in Mangalore, Majority of colleges had vaccine drives and most of the students and staff are vaccinated.

“On the one hand, we are vaccinating people and, on the other hand, we are equipping hospitals to treat a larger number of patients. There are over 6,000 beds for COVID-19 patients in government hospitals. We are appointing over 2,000 doctors, para medical staff and Group D staff. All this will help us better manage the pandemic,” he said.

All the students are looking forward to the reopening of colleges and universities to get back to offline classes. Also many colleges in the state are conducting exams as scheduled.

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