Schools Reopening Today
Ranchi: Schools and other educational institutes across the country are reopening in various states . While many states have already reopened the schools for few classes, some other states including Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Uttarakhand have decided to reopen schools from today, November 2, 2020.
Kendriya Vidyalaya and Navodaya Vidyalaya have also planned to reopen schools across the country for classes 9 to 12 from today, November 2 onwards.
Andhra Pradesh: The state government is taking all precautions to reopen schools in a phased manner. Schools will conduct classes for students on alternate days and classes would be held till noon. Each classroom will have only 16 students. Each and everyone will have to follow social distancing norms and will have to wear masks. Washing hands is also one of the mandatory rules that will be followed in schools.
Himachal Pradesh: Classes 9 to 12 will reopen today in the state. The government has insisted that the consent of parents must be mandatory for students who wish to attend school and attendance would not be compulsory. Schools have to ensure that COVID19 guidelines are followed that have been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Assam: Schools reopening today after more than seven months. Classroom teaching would begin from November 2 for the students of class 6 and above. Classes will begin early in the morning and maintain a proper gap between classroom timings of two groups of students and keep toilets clean and sanitized. The education ministry has instructed the department to provide iron and folic acid tablets to students to boost their immunity.
Uttarakhand: Like Rajasthan, schools in Uttarakhand will reopen today for classes 10 to 12. Parental consent is mandatory for attendance. Today 3791 senior secondary schools will reopen in the state. The government of Uttarakhand has issued new SOPs and guidelines for resuming the classes. Basic hygiene and health requirements will have to be maintained at all schools in the state.
Till now, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, and some other states have already opened the schools. Many states are planning to reopen schools in November. Tamil Nadu has decided to reopen schools from November 16 onwards, while Odisha will reopen schools from November 16 for classes 9 to 12, and for other classes, the school will remain closed till November 30. Rajasthan and Jharkhand government has also decided that schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed for students and regular classes till November 16.