West Bengal School Reopening: Schools have opened from West Bengal class VIII from Thursday, but CM Mamta Banerjee said that at present primary schools will not open. Instead of primary school, ‘Padaya Shikshaalaya’ will be run in the locality for two hours every day.
Photo: Schools open from class VIII in Bengal
Schools from class eight to 12 in West Bengal from Thursday (West Bengal School Reopening) have been opened, but for the time being West Bengal (Primary Schools) will not open primary schools. CM Mamata Banerjee (Mamata Banerjee) made this announcement in the administrative meeting on Thursday. CM Mamta Banerjee said that children who have not been given corona vaccine. At present, his school will not open, but in view of the situation of the epidemic, open education sessions will be organized for children from primary to class seven in every locality from February 7. Under the project named ‘Padaya Shikshalaya’ (education center in the locality), classes will be conducted for vocabulary, arithmetic, storytelling, poetry, singing and dance and other subjects. This school will run for only two hours a day. During this, mid-day meals will also be given to the children. ICDS schools will open after Saraswati Puja.
Classes will be conducted following COVID safety rules. The ‘Pada Shikshaalaya’ project will cover 50,159 schools, with classes being conducted in the open ground near the school building. Education Minister Bratya Basu told that two lakh regular teachers and 21 thousand tender teachers will teach the children there. He said that this would benefit about 60 lakh children.
Classes from 8th to 12th have started in Bengal
Schools, colleges and universities in the state were closed on March 16, 2020, then classes from class IX to XII started on February 12, 2021, but were closed again from April 20, 2021. Education Minister Perth Chatterjee had earlier announced summer vacation due to the second wave of COVID (West Bengal Covid restrictions). Then on November 17, 2021, the school reopened for classes IX to XII, but on January 3, 2022, the school was closed again on the strength of the third wave, but now again for classes VIII to XII. Classes have started.
Questions are being raised about ‘Padaya Shikshalay’
Academician Pavitra Sarkar said that this project does not seem to have any positive impact. “I don’t know whether the necessary infrastructure can be created for this,” he said. SFI state general secretary Srijan Bhattacharya said the project was just a gimmick and infrastructure was not available to conduct classes for so many students. The National Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Saptarshi Sarkar, said that the ‘Pada Shikshalaya’ project was announced without any serious discussion and only regular classes could benefit the students. Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad state president Trinankur Bhattacharya said that this unique initiative of the state government will benefit the students of lower classes who are unable to attend regular classes due to the pandemic situation.
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