In Madhya Pradesh, classes for students from class I to VIII will be closed till March 31st due to COVID-19. In the review meeting of the School Education Department, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said yesterday that ‘radical’ changes have to be brought in the field of school education in Madhya Pradesh so that the education in the state can be the best.
The upcoming new academic session will now start on 1 April 2021 in Madhya Pradesh. Class one to class eight will be evaluated on the basis of project work. At the same time, the board exams of class 10th and 12th will be taken and their classes will start soon. Social distancing and other precautions will be fully observed in the classrooms. On the other hand, students of classes ninth and eleventh will be called to school just one or two days a week. During the meeting, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also instructed the officials to prepare a year-wise detailed action plan for 10,000 high quality schools to be opened in the state in the next 3 years. In order to improve the quality of education, the government schools running on the same campus have been integrated under the ‘Ek Parisar- Ek Shala’ scheme in the state. According to the new education policy, a committee of experts will be formed for guidance in the field of education in the state. Similarly, after studying the education system of other states of the country, the best education system will be implemented in Madhya Pradesh.