The decision regarding reopening schools in the state will be made after conducting a detailed meeting with Karnataka Chief Minister, said S Suresh Kumar, Minister for primary and secondary education. Taking into consideration the educational future of students, the decision regarding reopening schools with necessary safety measures will be made.
A meeting was held on Wednesday where representatives of the Unaided Private PU College Managements participated. Graduates and teachers were represented by legislative council members and they opined that the plan to reopen schools with safety measures is a necessity as students and families are negatively affected as they are confined to their homes. There is a strong concern from parents regarding the way students may write their impending national exams for their future studies. A suitable decision will be taken keeping in mind all necessary precautions, he informed.
As coronavirus has taken a negative toll on the lives of people, no Indian state has conducted schools on a regular basis. While higher classes and colleges had started taking into account the future of students, said Deputy Chief Minister Dr. C. N. Ashwath Narayan.
The problems faced by children during online education methods and also by those located in rural areas were brought to the fore by MLA Arun Shahapur. The meeting had the presence of President of the Private Unaided Schools Managements Committee, Dr M Mohan Alva, Sharada educational institutions Mangalore President, Prof M B Purnik, Expert Institutions president Prof Narendra Nayak, Shakti Education Trust administrative officer K C Naik, Davanagere Visvesvaraya Educational Institutions president Sridhar, convener of Kalladka Sri Ram Vidyamandir Vasanth Madhav, Hebri SR PU college president Nagaraja Shetty and over 20 representatives of various educational institutions in the state along with the director of PU education Snehal and officials of the education department.