Gujarat – Schools may not reopen till November

The Gujarat government may not reopen schools till November, said by Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh chudasama yesterday after meeting with dozen of educationists from across the state.

He also stated that govt plans to cut curriculum by 20 to 30% and and Navratri and Diwali vacations to be curtailed to compensate the lost time. He opined that that pre-primary section should not start in this academic session.

“It was unanimously suggested that the schools should not reopen before November. We agree with that. All the suggestions have been taken note of. Before deciding on this, we would also consult with the health department and take opinion of health experts. A decision will be taken within a fortnight,” said by Chudasama.