Highlights on Diwali break from online education for teachers and students:
The Maharashtra state education minister has declared that the online classes will be put on a halt during the Diwali festival. Also, the schools are instructed not to conduct any examinations during this period. However, the Maharashtra State Government is considering the option to reopen the schools post Diwali vacations.
Mumbai, Maharashtra: On 4th November 2020, Varsha Gaikwad, Maharashtra State Education Minister announced the Diwali vacation for the students and teachers who are a part of the online education system. During the Diwali festivities, the online classes will be put on a halt so that the students and teachers can enjoy the festival. However, she also said that a final decision regarding this will be declared soon. The school authorities have been instructed not to conduct any examinations or evaluations during this period.
Post lockdown due to the pandemic outbreak in March, the schools in Maharashtra state shifted to the online mode of teaching. Due to the Covid-19, the schools are closed but the online classes are going on so that the studies of the children to not suffer. The students, teachers and the parents have adopted the use of modern technology and are benefiting by using it.
The education minister emphasized that the state government is dedicated to the overall development of the students. It is ensuring that the students improve their knowledge and take more interest in education.
Uddhav Thackeray, The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, is considering to re-open the schools for Class 11 students. He is consulting the state advocate general and other concerned authorities regarding the reopening of the schools in the state. The judicial process is causing a delay in the physical opening of the schools. However, the online teaching mode is getting a good response from the students and their parents.