Bhubaneswar: As the Odisha government has already announced the reopening of schools in the State from July 26, students of higher educational institutions also want resumption of physical classes in colleges and universities.
However, the Higher Education Department is yet to take a call on resumption of classes in colleges and universities even as the students are keen on physical classroom instead of online mode of teaching.
Swikriti Mishra, a PG student felt that the online classes are not so fruitful as against the classroom teaching which is much more beneficial for the students.
"We appeal to the Higher Education Department to take decision on early reopening of college and Universities,” she added.
Responding to the same, the State Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo, however, attributed the delay in reopening educational institutions to continuous lockdown-shutdown and containment measures.
“Reopening of colleges and universities is getting delayed like last year due to various government restrictions for Covid containment. Last year, we had managed the study schedule in this academic session. I hope the resumption of classroom teaching may not get delayed this time too,” Sahoo pointed out.
On the other hand, the State government’s decision to resume the classroom teaching in schools has somehow put both students and guardians in quandary due to the fear of Covid-19 infection as inoculation drive against the virus is yet to cover school goers.