The government will decide on reopening of schools and colleges on April 14 after reviewing the coronavirus situation in the country, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said today on 5th March 2020.
“Safety of students, teachers is of utmost importance to the government,” in an interview to PTI, he said.
“It is difficult to make a decision at the moment. We will review the situation on April 14 and depending upon the circumstances, a decision will be taken on whether schools and colleges can be reopened now or have to be closed for more time,” Pokhriyal said when asked about his Ministry’s post-lockdown plan.
“There are 34 crore students in the country, more than America’s population. They are our biggest treasure,” he added.