In a prolonged message posted on his Fb web page, Kumar reassured the dad and mom that opening faculties is the very last thing on his thoughts as of now.
“I take into account myself extra of a guardian of youngsters who’re finding out in faculties than only a minister. I fully perceive the issues of the dad and mom,” he stated.
Kumar, who’s underneath self-quarantine after testing optimistic for Covid-19 final week, posted the message after leaders slicing throughout the occasion strains began interesting to the state authorities to defer the choice to open faculties till a vaccine is developed to deal with coronavirus.
In his publish, Kumar stated, “I’m equally involved too. I’ve advised this on quite a few events up to now that the federal government is by no means in a rush to open faculties. However someway, the problem involves the forefront each different day.”
He added that he sees himself because the guardian of a couple of crore college students who’re finding out in varied faculties throughout the state, and never simply as a minister of a division.
“I guarantee all of the dad and mom that the state authorities will all the time stand by them, and never with some other pressure. The Union authorities might have given permission to open faculties, however it isn’t an ultimatum,” he clarified.
The minister added that the state authorities has by no means made this (opening faculties) a status subject.
“I request those that are creating confusion to know this. For us, an important factor is to guard the youngsters from this virus,” he stated.
Kumar additional clarified that although Well being and Household Welfare Minister B. Sreeramulu and Medical Training Minister Ok. Sudhakar had convened separate conferences to elicit opinions to renew faculties, it was a part of a governmental process to take its determination.
“Even Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and Medical Training Minister Ok. Sudhakar have clarified again and again publicly that there isn’t any plan to open faculties. Such being the case, I attraction to the folks to not unfold deceptive rumours on this subject.
“Furthermore, selections like opening faculties underneath such circumstances can’t be taken secretly or in a hurried method. This determination goes to have an effect on greater than a crore kids. Due to this fact, don’t unfold rumours,” he appealed.
Earlier on Friday, political leaders slicing throughout the occasion strains, together with BJP’s Shobha Karndlaje, Chief of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, JD(S) chief H.D. Kumarswamy and others, had demanded that the state authorities ought to instantly take steps to declare this educational 12 months as ‘examination much less 12 months’ and promote all the scholars from Class I-IX with out conducting any examination.
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