Schools will remain closed in Madhya Pradesh till March 31, 2021, for classes 1 to 8, informed the School Education Minister Indersingh Parmar announced on December 08. He further informed that the students will be promoted based on class projects. Moreover, changes in exam patterns will soon be informed.
“Class 5 and 8 examinations will not be based on board exam pattern, while Class 10 and 12 examinations will be held as usual. Students of Class 9 and 11 can attend the school once or twice a week,” Education Minister Indersingh Parmar said.
Education Minister introduces changes during Covid-19 pandemic
Schools run by the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) will get their Right To Education (RTE) funds. The education minister gave an assurance to arrange for Covid-19 resources. The delay in the payment will also be rectified by his team.
He gave permission to the private schools to submit the recognition fee in installments. “This year the fee for renewal of recognition is not being charged,” he said.
The Madhya Pradesh government said in a statement: “The state education ministry is taking such steps keeping in mind the difficulties posed due to COVID-19 for maintaining hygiene, and social distancing in the schools”.
The Right To Education (RTE) Act (2009) was passed to support universal elementary education. The ASHA, appointed under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s National Rural Health Mission, workers will be helping marginalised sections of society to tackle health-related issues.