New Delhi: A major relief came through for teachers, students and school administrations as the Punjab government provided an extension of another academic session to nearly 2,200 state-affiliated schools in view of the difficulties faced due to coronavirus.Also Read - Coronavirus' Delta Variant Cripples Asian Countries; China, Thailand & Malaysia Witness Record Surge

The Punjab and Haryana Court declined a petition filed challenging Chandigarh administration’s decision to allow schools to collect tuition fee and said that no school should take coercive measures like de-registration against students unable to pay their fees at this difficult juncture. Also Read - Districts Badly Hit by 2nd Wave May Not Witness Intense 3rd Wave, Claims ICMR Study

The proposal to provide an extension for school boards was decided by the state education department and approved by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. Also Read - Kerala Not Yet Free From 2nd Wave, Warns Health Minister as State Logs Over 20,000 Covid Cases For 5th Day | Highlights

The government asserted that during this period of extension, schools must ensure the safety and security of all students.