“It is very unlikely that schools will be allowed to partially operate. It is not possible to operate schools at least partially for this month. Student safety is a major concern and cannot be compromised,” Sharma said.
The Center in the Unlock 4.0 guidelines had issued SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) for a partial reopening of schools for students in grades 9 through 12 on a voluntary basis for advice from teachers.
However, sources said Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath will take one final call as to whether or not schools will reopen this month.
However, the Uttar Pradesh government has no such plans to allow schools to be partially reopened.
Parents were also strongly against the idea of sending their children to school during the pandemic.