Gujarat School Reopen: Gujarat High Court asked the government – why is the emphasis on 100 percent attendance in schools? While the threat of corona still remains.
High Court said this about 100 percent attendance in Gujarat schools
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Gujarat School: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday questioned the state government’s insistence on 100 per cent attendance in schools for students despite the continuing risk of the COVID-19 pandemic. A division bench of Chief Justice Arvind Kumar and Justice Ashutosh Kumar said that as far as the school ,Gujarat School, As for attendance, the government should leave it to the discretion of the parents. The bench was hearing a PIL challenging the Gujarat government’s February 18 circular that made it mandatory for all students to attend classes in schools in person.
Government has given online classes to all schools (Gujarat School Online Classes) It was also ordered to close and make offline (direct) attendance mandatory. The PIL states that all children below the age of 15 years have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and insisting on 100 per cent attendance would put them at risk. The bench said, “Why do you want to insist on 100 per cent attendance? Leave it to the discretion of the parents.” Chief Justice Kumar referred to a news report earlier this month about the detection of recombinant viruses of Omicron and Delta form in six states. Gujarat was also one of these states.
Parental permission has been removed in schools
The Chief Justice said, “Why do you want to take the risk? Leave it to the discretion of the parents.” Schools have been opened to full capacity in most states. Permission of parents in schools has also been removed. Now students do not need parental consent to come to school.
Some parents are with this decision, while some parents say that this may put children at risk of corona. All restrictions have also been lifted in many states. It is only necessary to follow the rules like masks and social distancing.