Bengal govt is considering re-opening of primary sections with 50% students, says CM

Schools have remained closed for over 2 years due to COVID-19.

The West Bengal government is mulling the re-opening of junior sections in schools in view of the improved COVID-19 situation, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said today.

Speaking at a programme in Kolkata, Banerjee said that schools have re-opened for classes 8 to 12, and those in classes 5 to 7 are attending classes in open areas in their neighbourhood under a state government programme. The government is currently in talks with experts about re-opening of the junior classes also, and those in the primary section may soon go back to school as well. “We can start classes with 50% attendance after considering the overall situation,” Banerjee said.

Schools have remained closed for two years for the junior classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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