Schools across the country could be thrown open to students from 15th august , Union Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, said in an interview to BBC .
According to the minister, the government is hopeful about completing and then declaring results of board exams by 15 August, after which schools could reopen their doors.
“We are hopeful about declaring results of both board exams that have already been conducted and the ones that are pending.”
When asked if schools and colleges would be reopened after results are declared, the mister said ‘yes’.
Further, Dr Pokhriyal said that by declaring the schedule for CBSE board examinations, the government has cleared the uncertainty among students and teachers over their future and exams.
Pokhriyal further said that those serious about studies want exams to be conducted and that the government was making adequate arrangements to ensure their safety.
On the other hand, the Haryana government has decided to reopen the schools next month– in a phased manner. Speaking to reporters, Education minister Kanwar Pal said that the state government will take feedback from stakeholders, including parents, teachers and experts and then it will take a final call on resumption of classes.
Last month, a section of media had reported that schools and colleges will reopen by July in a zone-wise manner, starting from Green and Orange districts across the nation. Later, the Union Home Ministry clarified that no decision has been taken yet on opening of education institutions.