Kolkata: St. Xavier's Collegiate School has decided not to return to campus on February 12,the day which the government has decided for the opening of the schools from classes 9 to 12. The principal Fr M Thamacin Arulappan, said the school would consider reopening in April but that would depend on the situation at the time.
The school authorities said that they felt the situation is not yet appropriate to restart classes in campus. The principal said “Online pre-board exams of classes X and XII are slated for March. They were planned in advance. We do not wish to break students and teachers rhythm and will go ahead with online tests instead of pen-and-paper exams". Further he added “If the situation is conducive, teachers will call in students in batches for practical classes (later). In the meantime, science teachers have prepared videos of experiments that have been sent to students.