The Hush Post| 18:44 pm|one-minute-read|
The Central government is planning to re-opening schools in a COVID-19 zone-wise manner.
The government is planning to reopen schools in the Green and Orange districts initially. Again the schools would open only for older students, which could mean Class IX and above. Students studying in class 8 will have to wait.
As per the report, younger children will be kept at home for now to make sure they remain safe since very young kids cannot be expected to follow strict rules to ensure their own safety. They will continue their studies from home.
As per reports, the approximate date set for reopening schools is sometime in July.
The schools will reopen with 30% attendance. This has been planned keeping in mind social distancing norms — possibly in two shifts.
Teachers would need to be trained to follow and help others follow the guidelines and school assemblies won’t be taking place, the reports said.
This news comes around 10 days after HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal hinted about similar measures and spoke about the safety guidelines being worked on for both schools and colleges so they can be reopened soon.
As part of safety, the teachers will need to wear masks and gloves, thermal scanners will be installed in schools. Only two students will sit on three-seaters, CCTVs, will observe if social distancing rules are being followed.