“In a meeting on Monday evening, the high-power committee of the Education Department decided to reopen schools from class V-VIII to college level. It decided to reopen the hostels. The government wants full attendance of teachers and other employees. However, it was said on Tuesday that students ‘attendance would be allowed only after the parents’ consent.
He said that all government, government aided and private schools can resume from January 4 to eighth grade, as well as hostels attached to schools, colleges, professional institutions. Class IX-XII started earlier this month with provisions for regular sanitation and cleaning of the premises, including frequent washing of toilets.
The state government spent a few lakh rupees for arranging water, shops, sanitizers and cleaning materials in schools. Ensure a disease-free environment.
The department has instructed the school authorities to thoroughly clean and clean the rooms and buildings within two January and to submit a report regarding cleanliness to the department by the closing hours.
However, in the case of private schools affiliated to CBSE and ICSE, officers can open classes or continue their online classes. In the meeting, it was decided that the District Magistrates and Collectors of all the districts would hold a meeting with the Sub-Divisional Magistrates, District Education Officers and concerned school officials to ensure the safety of students in the campus.
The department will set up separate committees for hostel related issues like procurement of rice, vegetables, and cooking materials. In addition, to ensure that medical staff from local health centers are required to visit hostels regularly, the minister said. The state recorded 33,244 positive cases, while 382 people lost their lives due to the epidemic in the last six months.
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