Expert committee to be formed to oversee if schools can be reopened: Sivankutty
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala education minister V Sivankutty on Thursday said that the state will appoint an expert committee to see if schools can be reopened. The minister was inaugurating the sanitation of schools ahead of the plus one examinations.
The move comes at a time when several states, including neighbouring Tamil Nadu, opened schools. Kerala had earlier decided to open schools after vaccinating children.
Experts have given a positive response on reopening schools. The committee report will be discussed with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Sivankutty said.
The minister, in August, had said in the Assembly that the schools are ready to open once approval is received from the Central government. The reopening process will be carried out step by step and he made it clear that all procedures will be taken as per instructions by the Central government and the expert committee. He also informed that schools will make arrangements by next month for this purpose.