Mumbai: Maharashtra’s former school education minister and BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Saturday criticized the state government saying that there is a need to reduce confusion among parents about the reopening of schools from 23 November.
“The role of local authorities is important in deciding whether or not to open a school, but is the state government going to do something or not? Will the government take a firm stand after holding talks with teachers, parents, officials, and representatives of the school staff. Students are scared over the chaos at the state level,” he told reporters.
Shelar said that the students are suffering due to the state government’s decision on conducting the examinations and the delay in declaring the results of various examinations.
“Still no clue about the admission for various courses. There is no explanation on the fees … is it a state or a concentration camp?” He asked.
He alleged that the state government was not holding any talks with teachers, parents, or students.
The state government has allowed the reopening of schools for classes 9 to 12 based on COVID-19 status in local areas.