After two years of conducting online classes- pre-schools, Anganwadi centres, and kindergartens will resume physical classes from Thursday in Gujarat. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Gujarat administration led by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
Gujarat State Education Minister Jitu Vaghani said, “Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel decided after looking at the current covid situation in Gujarat.” It is important to note here that covid cases in the state are currently on the decline as the third wave is waning, and it’s not as lethal as the first and second waves.
“Pre-schools and anganwadis will be reopened for the first time after the pandemic.” State Education Minister Jitu Vaghani told reporters in Gandhinagar. He added, “the chief minister has given the go-ahead to reopen pre-schools, kindergartens, and anganwadis in Gujarat from 17 February. However, the consent of the parents is a must for them. It will be necessary for education institutes to follow SOPs.”
Gujarat Government has been considerate regarding the covid situation in the state. When the cases were rising during the first wave, offline classes were stopped from March 2020 and lockdown in the state was imposed. And gradually, when things started to improve after the second wave, the state Government started offline education.