The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) has handed over nearly half the civic colleges that had been getting used as Covid-19 quarantine centres again to the schooling division.
With a gradual decline in instances, 34 of the 72 colleges that had been transformed into quarantine centres have now been handed over for use as colleges, in keeping with knowledge shared by BMC’s schooling division.
In P North ward (Malad), all 10 civic colleges that had been used as quarantine centres have been returned to the schooling division. The civic physique has begun work on sanitising and cleansing the constructions to make sure they are often prepared to be used when bodily colleges resume.
“As colleges are being returned, they’re being cleaned and sanitised. Care is being taken to make sure that they’re protected to be used within the coming days,” stated an official from the BMC schooling division.
Work of sanitising 15 colleges has already begun, whereas the civic physique is within the strategy of beginning the method for the remaining establishments.
In April, BMC issued pointers for utilizing colleges run by the civic company as quarantine and isolation centres. In a round issued the identical month, academics employed with BMC colleges had been additionally requested to work in these centres, in an administrative capability.
Whereas the state authorities is but to determine on a revised timeline for reopening colleges (after it didn’t open them in July as per the sooner plan), the Central authorities’s pointers have tentatively scheduled it for September. In the meantime, colleges throughout the state are conducting on-line periods for college students. In BMC colleges, nevertheless, 25% of scholars have nonetheless not been in a position to join on-line attributable to unavailability of telephones, migration, and so on.