Gujarat education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Monday said that the decision to open schools and when it should happen cannot be a hurried one.
He also said that action needed to be taken against schools that were charging exorbitant fees even when they were not functioning.
Chudasama was quoted by the local media after a visit to Sholpaneshwar temple in Gora in Narmada district.
Chudasama was quoted by the media as saying that he already had an online meeting with educational experts and doctors and the opinion was that we should not be in a hurry to open schools.
He said once things returned to normal a decision regarding opening of schools will be taken. He said the government has also formed a committee to decide how much of the syllabus should be cut since the loss in school days due to COVID-19.
He said despite the pandemic, education-related activities of the government has been on. Teachers have ensured that books reached the students and online education is still on, he said.