Kerala Education Minister V Shivankutty said on Saturday that there has been no significant spread. COVID-19 The decision to stop offline classes for two weeks among students in the state and for students of classes 1 to 9 was a precautionary move by the government as a surge in viral infections was witnessed in recent days.
As a precautionary measure, classes would remain suspended for two weeks and it would be applicable to all educational institutions in the southern state, he told a press conference here.
Describing the safety of children as paramount for the government, he said that according to the new decision, the time table of online classes will be restructured.
However, there will be no change in the offline classes of class 10th, 11th and 12th and special arrangements will be made for those children coming to the schools.
“With this, more than 35 lakh students will be staying at home and attending online classes during this period. A high-level meeting of the Education Department will be called on Monday and revised guidelines will be issued after that.
The minister clarified that there will be no change in the examination dates of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Higher Secondary, which have already been announced.
He also said that efforts are being made to vaccinate the students at the earliest and with the help of the health department, arrangements will be made to give them jobs in schools.
Shivankutty said that the education portal of the states KITE-VICTERS will soon launch a new platform to update the immunization data at the school level.