With the decline in the positivity rate of the fresh COVID-19 cases across the country, the next state that is going to open the schools and universities in the state is Bihar. Amid high speculations over the re-opening of the schools in the state, yesterday the state’s Education Minister has announced that the decision of opening the schools is expected soon.
Earlier on February 01, the Bihar Public Schools and Children Association (BPSCA) and Private School and Children Welfare Association (PSCWA) have demanded the state authorities to consider re-opening the schools. As per them, this long closure has affected the students negatively. However, now as vaccination in the students falling in the age group of 15 to 18 years of age is complete. Therefore, this is the current time to re-open the schools in the state at all levels. Only a day after this demand was put forth, the Education Minister, Vijay Chaudhary has submitted a report to the state government and Crisis Management Group of the state. The major reason that was highlighted by the minister was the decline in the cases of COVID-19.
As of now, only the demand has been put forward, but the final decision is expected to be taken on February 05, 2022, during the meeting of the Crisis Management Group of Bihar. It is likely that the primary, secondary schools in the state, colleges, and universities can open by February 06, 2022. While all of this was happening a video was doing rounds on the microblogging site Twitter in which the minister can be seen talking about the crisis faced by the students due to the closure of the schools. This video along with the official tweet was shared by a senior editor of a popular media house. Check out the complete tweet in the space below:
The tweet reads – “The stage of online classes and holidays have ended. Now students will have to attend their schools, colleges and universities. Schools will be opened from primary schools to universities in Bihar. Education Minister Vijay Chowdhary has stated that the department has submitted a report in this regard to CMG and the government. “
Earlier, on January 07, 2022, the board took the decision of closing the primary and upper primary schools due to the third wave of the pandemic. Nevertheless, online classes were operational for the students at all levels to avoid any disturbance in their academics.