The schools in Maharashtra will re-open from October 4. The announcement has been made by School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Friday, with the consent of Chief Minister Uddhav Thakeray.
The classes from Std V to Std XII in rural area and Std VIII to Std XII in urban area will be started on October 4.
The classes will be held in physical presence of students and teachers. More instructions, however, have not yet been issued by the School Education Department.
The schools are being opened after a long gap of about 18 months. On-line classes were conducted, wherever possible. The students were promoted to the next standard based on internal assessment and marks scored in earlier standard.
Earlier the Task Force constituted by the State Government had opposed reopening of schools and colleges. As the positivity rate in the entire state has come down below 5, the schools are being allowed to conduct classes with physical presence of students and teachers.
On Thursday Health Minister Rajesh Tope also stated that in the present situation the possibility of third wave of Corona in the state is remote possibility.