KOLKATA: City schools have reacted positively to the TOI report that the government was planning to reopen the schools in November.
“It’s great that the government is planning to reopen the schools after the Puja. Most parents do not want to send their wards to schools now. Hopefully, by November, things will improve,” said Jessica Surana Gomes, principal of Loreto Entally. La Martiniere secretary Supriyo Dhar said: “We are thankful. At this stage, we need to be watchful of the situation and not rush into re-opening.”
“Many will travel to school by shared transport and that is where they will become more susceptible,” said Loveleen Saigal, principal of Birla High School. The school was centre for NEET, where 450 candidates took the test. Same is the case for DPS Ruby Park, where more than 850 candidates appeared for NEET this time. Both DPS Ruby Park and DPS Howrah said that they would wait for further instructions from the state government and will prepare themselves accordingly.