When will educational institutions open their gates , again ?

Educational institutions, including schools, colleges and coaching centres across the country are closed since PM Modi in March announced the nation-wide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus which has afflicted over 3 million people in the country, while nearly 57,000 people have succumbed to the deadly virus.

However, many activities have been resumed since then under the phase-wise upliftment of the lockdown, but schools and colleges remain closed affecting the studies of the children across the country. The main question raised by many people, especially students, amid this pandemic is when will schools and colleges reopen.

After the onset of lockdown , every ministry has suffered a setback especially the education department in particular . Since then, teaching and educational activities have resorted to online methods, whose reach has been limited of the uneven availability of smart-devices, specifically in the country’s hinterland.

According to a report in Economic Times, the specifics of the plan have been formulated by the group of secretaries associated with the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 management, which is being headed by Health Minister and Member of Parliament from Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, Dr Harsh Vardhan

With every country dealing with the crisis and trying to adapt best possible means through each others examples , India seems to be following the same trail .  The government officials have studied the countries such as Switzerland have brought back the students to classrooms, and the formulation has been designed on similar lines as for the classroom teaching of Indian students as it is being said .