Chief Minister of the state Vijay Rupani, amidst the global pandemic, has taken important decisions in the interest of school and university students of Gujarat.
Providing details about the Chief Minister’s decision, Secretary to CM Ashwani Kumar said, “Based on the guidance provided by the Chief Minister, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama held a meeting with the heads of various schools in Gujarat. It was decided that schools across Gujarat will not increase academic fees for the coming year considering the crippled state of employment amidst the pandemic. The school authorities should not pressurize the parents and guardians for payment of fees once the lockdown is lifted. The school authorities have been instructed to extend the deadline of fee payment by 6 months.”
Rather than paying the fees on a trimester basis, parents and guardians now have the liberty to pay the fees on a monthly basis.
The evaluation of exam papers for standard 10th and 12th will start from 16th April,2020. Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Board will make all the required arrangements to ensure the safety of all those involved in evaluating the papers and also ensure the aspect of social distancing. Extra classrooms will be arranged to ensure the same.
Government and its affiliated colleges and universities shall observe holidays from 15th April, 2020 to 16th May,2020. AICTE and UGC will be consulates after 17th May, 2020 for conducting university and college exams.
Providing details about the stock of essential items, he said, “ 46.63 lakh litres of milk has been distributed. 82,899 quintals of vegetables and 22,894 quintals of fruits are available in the state. 1 crore 10 lakh 58 thousand food packets have been distributed to the aged, helpless and the needy living alone.”