Offline classes for grades 6-9 suspended in all Bengaluru schools – Times of India


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BENGALURU: With the second wave of Covid infections gathering strength, all offline classes from grade 6 to 9 in all schools of Bengaluru Urban district have been suspended with immediate effect. The primary and secondary education department made the announcement late Thursday night.
Classes for grade 10 and I and II PU will continue in the city. Currently, Vidyagama, the continuous outreach programme for class 6 and 7 in Bengaluru, and regular classes for grade 8 upwards are under way. Vidyagama classes and grade 8 and 9 will now be suspended. Offline classes for grades 6 upwards in other districts will continue.
School education minister S Suresh Kumar said the decision was taken after a discussion with the chief minister taking into account the age and health of students. Attendance is not mandatory for class 10 students.
Pvt schools criticise decision

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The on how department students said for grades it will soon 6-9 will take be a assessed decision for this academic year. While some private schools have completed exams and declared a holiday, forothers, classes or exams are still under way.
Association of Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka condemned the decision. “We had asked the minister to give us 7-10 days to complete exams and wrap up the academic year. If the department calls off the classes now, the students will not come back for exams after this break,” said D Shashi Kumar, secretary.

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