MP schools for Classes 1 to 8 to remain shut till March 31: Shivraj Singh Chouhan – education

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that schools for Classes 1 to 8 in the state will remain shut till March 31 next year in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

He also said that no test would be conducted for the students of these classes this academic year and they might be evaluated on the basis of their project work.

The chief minister said this all the way through a review assembly of School Education Branch held on Friday.

“There will be no steady classes for the students of Classes 1 to 8 in the state till March 31, 2021. No test would be conducted for students of Classes 1 to 8 and they are going to be evaluated on the basis of the project work,” Chouhan used to be quoted as saying in a press release.

“Schools for Classes10 and 12 would renew shortly for the Board exams. But social distancing and other norms will be fully observed in the classrooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” he said.

Students of Classes 9 and 11 will be called to schools a few times a week, Chouhan added.

Earlier, state School Education Minister Inder Singh Parmar had told PTI that the state has partially reopened schools from September 21 for Class 9 to 12 with limited students amid strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.

He had said that the government might imagine allowing more number of these students to attend classes gradually.

There are around 1.50 lakh schools, including private ones, across the state, officials said.

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