The state school education department issued a revised government resolution (GR) on Wednesday, two days after publishing and promptly deleting a GR mandating the reopening of schools for grades 8 to 12 in no-covid zones. According to this GR, schools in zones where there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case will be permitted to resume physical education programs for kids in grades 8-12 after getting parental approval.
The state school education department issued a revised government resolution (GR) on Wednesday, two days after publishing and promptly deleting a GR mandating the reopening of schools for grades 8 through 12 in no-covid zones. Schools in zones without a single Covid-19 case will be permitted to resume physical education programs for children in grades 8-12 after getting parental approval, according to this GR.
The GR also calls for the creation of an eight-member commission comprised of municipal collectors, school administrators, and health authorities to determine whether or not Covid-free zones should be established. In rural regions, the chairman of the gram panchayat will chair this committee, which will select which schools will be permitted to begin physical education programs. Similarly, each district will create the committee, and schools will need the committee’s approval before reopening, according to the GR.
“Children from around the state have been cooped up in their homes as a result of the lockdown, missing out on valuable education. Their education is restricted to what they can learn online, which can lead to additional issues such as screen addiction and, in some circumstances, despair. The dropout rate has also grown in rural areas, with the only answer being a gradual reopening of schools “The GR said.
It further specified that when students are on campus, schools and junior colleges would observe basic standard operating procedures (SOP) and maintain social distance as well as conduct regular temperature checks. “To ensure adequate social distancing norms are observed, schools should guarantee that no more than 20 children are sitting in a class,” says the GR.
The school education administration issued a similar circular in November of last year, announcing the staggered reopening of schools for grades 9 to 12. Another circular was sent in January, instructing kids in grades 5 through 8 to return to school in groups and to maintain Covid proper behavior on campus. “Once Covid instances began to rise again, both of these circulars were canceled, and the state administration ordered for another total lockdown beginning in mid-April,” a state education department official stated.