The schools in Haryana will remain closed for now as the summer vacations have been extended by the government till June 15.
The government of Haryana has decided to extend the summer vacations for all the schools in the state till June 15 in view of the rise in Covid-19 cases. The schools will most likely continue with online learning methods once the vacations are over.
Earlier, the state government had plans to reopen the schools in Haryana from June 1, but due to the current Covid-19 situation in the state, the closure of schools has been extended to make sure that the students don’t fall prey to the virus.
Haryana is currently reporting more than 2000 Covid-19 cases per day. Thus, the education department of the state has decided to keep the schools closed. No final date for the reopening of schools has been announced by the government yet.
A high-level meeting was conducted between the union ministers and state education secretaries from across the country to decide the fate of the upcoming Class 12 board exams 2021 and national entrance exams, which stand postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
After the meeting on May 23, the government of Haryana announced that the HBSE Class 12 board exams will be conducted in the state, and the tentative date for the conduction of the exams is July 25, though no detailed schedule has been issued yet.
Students and parents are opposing the decision of the central government to conduct the examinations in such adverse conditions. Several students have also written a letter to CJI NV Ramana, urging him to intervene in the conduction of board exams in offline mode.
The central government has said that they will consider all the suggestions and views submitted by the state governments and announce the final decision regarding the conduction of the Class 12 board examinations by June 1.