Kerala Schools will reopen in phases after nod from the Centre. Kerala Education Minister V Shivankutty has given the statement about the reopening of schools in Kerala in the assembly. He said that the state will be reopening its schools once it gets approval from the centre and the expert committee.
Kerala Education Minister made the statement that online classes have put huge mental as well as physical strain on students. He said, “Online classes have put mental and physical stress on the students and many are facing health issues.” The final decision regarding reopening of the schools would be taken after examining the outcome and situation in other states post reopening of schools in a few weeks from now. However, schools will be reopening with proper COVID-19 protocols. The Kerala Government has decided to vaccinate teachers, Postgraduate degree students, and final year students ahead of the decision to reopen schools. The government started the mass vaccination drive which will continue till August 31 with the aim to re-open educational institutions with safety. The government has decided to take this decision with increased vaccination drive in the state and less number of COVID-19 cases.
In the first phase, classes could be started for Class 9 to Class 12. The first quarterly exams of Plus-Two students in Kerala is scheduled to be conducted in September. The admission process of the Plus-One class is yet to begin. Under these circumstances even if schools are reopened in September, only the studies of Class 9 and 10 could be resumed.