Find out the fact behind the Education Minister’s claim to open schools in phases.
Following the lockdown announced due to the corona virus, it was decided to close schools along with places including markets, malls, gyms and theaters. However, with Unlock, all activities are being started gradually and efforts are being made to get the economic situation back on track. In this, children are studying only through online education. The message that schools will reopen from this month is going viral.
A message is also going viral on the messaging app, including social media, claiming that schools will be reopened in phases from September 21. False information is being spread saying that this is the statement of the education minister. However, this is not a fact.
In the viral message, it has been said that the process of admission of the college will also be started along with the opening of schools. Also, false claims have been made in this viral message that college will also start from October 1.
The PIB ( Press Information Bureau ) has falsified this information by disproving this claim . It was also stated that no such statement was made by the Education Minister. It has also been stated that according to the guidelines of Unlock-4, students from Std-9 to 12 can go to school but they have to abide by the terms and conditions.
दावा:एक #WhatsApp फॉरवर्ड मे शिक्षा मंत्री के हवाले से दावा किया जा रहा है कि 21 सितम्बर से चरणबद्ध तरीके से स्कूल खोले जाएंगे#PIBFactCheck:शिक्षा मंत्री ने ऐसा कोई बयान नहीं दिया है।#Unlock4Guidelines के अनुसार 9वी-12वी कक्षा के छात्र शिक्षकों से परामर्श के लिए स्कूल जा सकते है pic.twitter.com/VxEAavN5Hb
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) September 7, 2020
Parental approval required As
per the guidelines, students from Std. 9th to 12th are allowed to go to school outside the containment zone from September 21 to seek guidance from teachers. However, this is only possible when students seek the permission of their parents or guardians. Schools will not be able to force students to attend classes. It will depend on the will of the students whether they want to go or not.