Following Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's approval of the education department's proposal to reopen physical classes in Maharashtra for pre-primary and classes 1 to 12, the BMC
education department issued an official circular on January 24 to reopen Mumbai schools. Online classes are an option for parents who do not want to take their children to school. The circular said that both modes must be used in schools.
Principals from all around the city are pleased with the decision and are ready to reopen. We are prepared to reopen since we were anticipating a decision. Students will be overwhelmed when they meet their classmates and professors, and we must be vigilant. We'd like to reopen them in stages so that we can settle them using protocols. "Settle two classes at a time and then summon the following set of courses after a two-to-three-day break," said Prachi Ranadive, Principal of Shishuvan International School.
We've been preparing for this day, and we're excited to welcome all of our students with safety precautions in place. A specific COVID taskforce has been established as part of these steps. Parents need not be concerned about returning their children to school because all teachers and administrative personnel have been taught to follow COVID guidelines," stated Nikhat Jafferey, Principal, Billabong High International School, Santacruz.
"As the Covid 19 has entered, much loss in the education field has been suffered by the students due to also we are experiencing turmoil every month. Now, if the schools are to open, we must keep a tight eye on the situation for a time, keeping the youngsters' safety in mind. However, education should not be jeopardised, and schools should be reopened as quickly as feasible if the situation permits. Our management is now assessing the situation and will make the ultimate decision on when the physical sessions will begin "Orchids - The International School, Kurla, Mumbai, Principal Kavita Chatterjee stated.