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Here’s A List Of States That Are All Set To Reopen Schools And Colleges

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The COVID-19 pandemic crippled our educational institutions to a large extent. The scenario made it impossible to run schools and colleges in a normal manner. Although the situation is far from its end, many state governments in India have decided to reopen schools and colleges now. Moreover, this move will be executed after almost a year since educational institutions were forced to shutdown. The Ministry of Home Affairs has also approved of making schools and colleges run by following all the COVID-19 regulations. The usual rules of avoiding overcrowding, washing hands regularly, using sanitisers, wearing masks and maintaining social distancing remains common everywhere.

Here Is A List Of States And UTs Which Will Be Reopening Their Schools And Colleges Soon:

Manipur

January 27th Onwards

Manipur has now become the latest state which has agreed to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 and colleges from January 27 onwards. This decision has been approved by the cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday. A list of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have also been released for these institutions to adhere to.

Mizoram

January 22nd onwards

R Lalthangliana, the health minister of Mizoram has also given the green signal for reopening schools for classes 10 and 12 in Mizoram. This will be implemented from January 22 and which also includes reopening of school hostels. The move has been announced in response to the students’ board exams which will be held in April. All students will have to undergo the Rapid Antigen Test  and submit the test reports to the concerned authorities.

Himachal Pradesh

1st February onwards

Chief Minister Jairam Thakur has now called for the reopening schools partially from 1 February. Polytechnic, Engineering and Industrial training institutes too will commence from the same date.

Chandigarh

1st February onwards

Government schools will start functioning for Classes 6 to 8 from February 1. VP Singh Badnore, the administrator if Chandigarh announced this move a week after Punjab commenced its schools. UT school education director Rubinderjit Singh Brar said, “The education department will soon issue an order to this effect. Students will need their parents’ permission to attend school.”

Chandigarh started its schools for classes 9 to 12 in November 2020. However, the call for reopening private educational institutions is yet to be announced.

Tamil Nadu

January 19th onwards

The Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Shanmugam has issued SOPs which say that classes will contain upto 25 students at a time. Schools will restart for classes 10 and 12 from January 19 for six days a week. However, online learning will still be used and students will be allowed to switch to it after submitting a letter from their parents. Besides that, schools have been told to maintain good hygiene and students will also be given zinc tablets approved by the Health department.

Maharashtra

January 27th onwards

After 10 months of complete inactivity, schools for classes 5 to 8 will start from January 27. However, this rule excludes the city of Mumbai where schools and colleges have been forced shut until “furthur orders.” Schools and colleges for classes 9 to 12 had already commenced in other parts of the state based on their COVID-19 situation.

Delhi

January 18th onwards

The pre-board examinations of students from classes 10 and 12 has prompted the Delhi government to reopen schools from January 18. School principals say that this will greatly help students for preparing for the final board exams. However, parents still have mixed opinions on this matter.

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