The West Bengal Private Schools Association has decided to seek a meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to request the state government to allow for reopening of campuses in the state that have been closed since March.

On Tuesday (November 10), the West Bengal Private Schools Association held a meeting at Saltlake Shiksha Niketan where they decided to hold a meeting with the chief minister.

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The principal of a school said, “States such as Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and Assam have been given permission for the physical reopening of schools, the situation in West Bengal is different. The earliest possibility of resuming physical classes in the state is December 2020 onwards with a final call to be taken by the Chief Minister.”

“If the exams of class 10 and 12 are conducted on time, the students require to attend practical classes and schools should hold doubt-clearing sessions. CBSE and CISCE Board has already reduced the syllabus, the State Board is yet to make any such changes,” he added.

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The meeting held at Saltlake Shiksha Niketan also witnessed discussion in regards to the implementation of the National Education Policy and the necessary SOPs to be adopted before schools can physically reopen.

According to the latest update, the West Bengal Government extended the lockdown of schools, colleges, and other educational institutes until November 30, 2020.