Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad, on Friday, September 24, announced all schools in Maharashtra would reopen from October 4. However, all COVID-19 norms would have to be followed by the students.
She added, “All the schools in rural areas will resume physical classes for standards 5th to 12th. Physical classes for standards 8th to 12th would resume everywhere in urban areas.”
However, physical classes would not resume for standards 1st to 7th in urban areas and standards 1st to 4th in rural areas.
She further added, “Though schools will reopen in the entire state, there is no compulsion for students to attend physical classes. Consent of parents will be necessary if they want to attend.”