New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced that the schools in the state will reopen for classes from 6th to 8th from February 10, while for students of classes 1st to 5th, the schools will reopen from March 1. 

All education institutions were shut in the state in March, last year, as part of the measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The proposal to reopen school has been sent after Adityanath ordered a fresh assessment on the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Earlier last month, the Uttar Pradesh government had informed on Twitter that it might consider reopening schools for classes 6 onwards in the next 10 days after the complete evaluation of the situation. Schools were reopened in the state for higher classes in October 2020 itself. For the rest, the government had recommended conducting classes online. 

The daily coronavirus cases have reduced significantly in the state over the past few weeks. The state is leading in the vaccination of frontline and healthcare workers under the first phase of the inoculation drive. With nationwide daily caseload hovering around 10,000 and vaccination drive kicked off, several states and Union Territories have either reopened schools or announced plans for the same. 

Schools were reopened for higher grades in the states of Gujarat, Telangana, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, national capital and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir from February 1. The was done in view of the impending board exams, the dates for which were announced by the country's Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal earlier this week. 

Posted By: Lakshay Raja