Schools in Madhya Pradesh to Remain Closed until 31st March 2021 for Classes 1-8

No annual exams to be conducted until Class 8; evaluation to done on basis of project work


The Madhya Pradesh government has reportedly decided to extend the closure of schools until March 31, 2021, for classes 1 to 8.

According to reports, the announcement made by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also said that schools across the state will not conduct regular classes for this term and that the annual examinations for classes 1 to 8 will not be conducted; instead, students will be evaluated based on projected work.

Nevertheless, regular classes for Classes 10 and 12 are expected to resume soon with social distancing rules and other precautions being in place.

The new academic session for other classes in the state would commence on April 1, 2021, and students of Classes 9 and 11 will be requested to attend school for 1 or 2 days per week.

The decision follows a meeting between Chief Minister Chouhan and the Department of Schools Education on Friday.

With regards to school fees, the Chief Minister has also said that private schools in the state that are closed due to pandemic will not charge anything else apart from the tuition fees for that period and that this order should be strictly implemented in the state.

The Chief Minister also highlighted that ‘radical’ changes have to be brought in the field of school education so that the education of the state can be best and that government school has to be made better with the help of society.