The Gujarat authorities on Saturday introduced re-opening of faculties for college kids of Lessons 6 to eight from February 18. Attendance is not going to be obligatory for college kids, although, and on-line courses will proceed.

Bodily courses for these college students throughout faculties of all boards will resume with strict adherence to the Centre’s COVID-19 norms and tips issued by the state authorities, schooling secretary Vinod Rao mentioned.

The choice was taken protecting in thoughts the long-term curiosity of scholars as coronavirus circumstances within the state have declined, he added.

District schooling officers and first schooling officers shall be sure that faculties adjust to the usual working process to keep away from coronavius infections, he mentioned.

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Rao additionally clarified that attendance at faculties might be voluntary, and oldsters’ consent might be obligatory for college kids who want to attend. On-line courses will proceed for many who don’t want to attend bodily courses. Colleges in containment zones will stay closed.

Masks might be necessary for college kids, academics and different workers.

Lessons 10 to 12 and final-year courses of undergraduate and postgraduate programs resumed from January 11, adopted by Lessons 9 and 11 on February 1 and first-year faculty courses from February 8.

In keeping with the state authorities, the variety of college students in Lessons 9 to 12 has progressively elevated from 40 per cent to 70 per cent after resumption. Gujarat has recorded 2,64,718 COVID-19 circumstances and 4,400 deaths up to now.


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