Chandigarh | Jagran Education Desk: Schools will reopen in Haryana from Tuesday, February 1, 2022. The schools will reopen for Classes, 10, 11 and 12 from Feb 1, Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal said.

Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal Gurjar said: “We have decided to start classes for 10-12 standard while following Covid norms like earlier. The online classes will also be continued but those who want to come to school may attend the classes there too. As many as 75 per cent children in the age group of 15-18 year have already been vaccinated. I feel they are very safe now. Otherwise too, the corona pandemic is under control.”

The state education minister, however, denied that the state government took the decision to reopen the schools because of pressure from different groups. Gurjar said: “There was no pressure on the government. The organisation of private schools did not meet us on this issue till now. We can open the schools while keeping in view the health of the children. Now we feel that the children are safe because of vaccination of 75 per cent of them. If things go well, we may consider reopening of schools for classes 6-9 too.”

Posted By: Mukul Sharma