The Karnataka authorities has determined to close state’s colleges and pre-university, PU, or diploma schools until December finish in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
The choice comes barely per week after it determined to open some engineering schools and different institutes of upper training after consulting consultants.
“According to the opinion of education experts, we should not start any classes in schools or PU colleges till December end, and a decision should be taken after that. In the few engineering colleges that had resumed classes the attendance is under 5 per cent. So, we will meet against in December-end and take an appropriate decision at that time according to the (coronavirus) situation,” Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa stated.
The choice to not reopen any colleges and PU schools in Karnataka was taken at a gathering the place Mr Yediyurappa and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar met authorities officers from the training division on Monday.
The assembly was scheduled after taking strategies from mother and father, well being committee officers and academic consultants.
The choice to not reopen colleges and shut schools comes amid fears of a second wave in Karnataka, which is the nation’s second worst-hit state when it comes to absolute numbers.
The variety of coronavirus circumstances in Karnataka had declined within the run as much as Diwali after a September surge of as much as 10,000 circumstances. However, the state has been recorded a gradual however regular rise in its circumstances. More than 3,400 new COVID-19 infections over the weekend with state capital Bengaluru accounting for nearly two-third of those, authorities information reveals.
Karnataka has a complete of 8.7 lakh coronavirus circumstances with 11,654 deaths.
Overall, India has seen greater than 91 lakh COVID-19 infections for the reason that January outbreak with 1,33,738 deaths.