Summer vacation in West Bengal schools to start from April 20 in view of rising COVID-19 cases: Minister

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April 19, 2021 4:08 PM

The West Bengal government on Monday said summer vacation in schools will begin from as early as Tuesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the state.

The decision comes amid reports of many teachers in schools testing positive in the past two months. Representative Image

The West Bengal government on Monday said summer vacation in schools will begin from as early as Tuesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the state. The summer break usually starts from the first week of May. “Classes for 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standard had resumed from mid-February (in state-aided and state-run schools).

“But, due to the present COVID-19 situation, we are forced to prepone the summer vacation. The education department will issue necessary notifications today,” Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said. Chatterjee said he would also urge private schools to follow suit.

The decision comes amid reports of many teachers in schools testing positive in the past two months. The headmaster of a state-run school in Jadavpur, however, told PTI that online classes will continue for students of Class 10 and 12 during the vacation “or the early phase of the vacation”.

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