It is not compulsory for students to attend class. Students will be allowed to attend their classes only after written permission from their parents. More than 50 percent of teachers and non-teaching staff do not attend school daily and only one-third of the students will be allowed to attend their classes during the day. Thus, a student will be able to attend his classes only two days a week, which will be according to the schedule fixed by the schools.
These decisions were taken at a high-level meeting of officials of the Education Department held here on Tuesday in view of the current situation due to Kovid-19 epidemic. It was decided that no student or teacher would be allowed to come from the school. Details of the guidelines for the handling of the classes will be released in a couple of days.
The Education Department guidelines further state that students will go to schools under the proper guidance of their parents, following all the precautionary measures. Boys and girls must wear a face mask during their entire stay at school and maintain social distance to classes as well as campus. They would have to carry their own sanitizers and wash their hands regularly in schools.
According to Girwar Dayal Singh, additional secretary-cum-director of the state secondary education department, private schools will also be allowed to reopen for higher classes after following the education department’s guidelines. Schools have been directed to thoroughly clean and tidy their campuses before commencing classes. He has also been directed to implement all the health department guidelines regarding protection from Kovid-19 infection.
Rekha Kumari, director of the state’s higher education department, said that online classes will continue as usual in schools and colleges in the state. Only children studying in classes up to eighth will participate in online classes. He said that on Wednesday a separate guideline will be issued for the colleges and universities of the state.
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