BMC: Colleges in Mumbai Schools to stay closed until further orders
Mumbai Schools Reopening: BMC stays until further orders physically open schools and colleges. The schools and colleges in the suburbs of Mumbai will not reopen as directed on 16 January.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, BMC has placed an order to remain in Mumbai until further orders are obtained. On 16 January, schools and colleges in the suburbs of Mumbai would not be reopened as directed. In another announcement, Maharashtra Minister of Education Varsha Gaikwad declared that from 27 January, schools for classes 5 to 8 would be reopened in the state.
In line with the BMC circular, all schools and colleges are shut down because of the pandemic. Due to the second wave of COVID19 in certain countries in the world, it was agreed that schools should be physically reopened. However, there is no update available for Consulate and Embassy Schools in Mumbai scheduled to reopen on 18 January.
According to the previous circular, multiple committees will carry out physical exams from 18 January onwards. The Order also specifies that the members of the Cambridge Board (Class 9 to 12) may administer the preliminary or preplanned exams.
Many schools in the province, with the exception of Mumbai and Thane, resumed operations in classes 9 to 12 from November 23, with required precautions. The precautionary steps were decided from time to time by the municipal authorities as well as those specified by the State and the Central Government. The Ministry of Health & Education has released protection guidance.
Schools in Nashik and the district of Nagpur have reopened for classes 9 to 12 on 4 January. Schools reopened in the district’s urban and rural areas on the first week of January.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra State Board Exams are scheduled to commence in the HSC after 15 April and in the SSC after 1 May. Maharashtra Minister of Education, Varsha Gaikwad, said that he is considering the dates and that a decision will be taken shortly.