After the partial reopening of faculties and faculties, the Gujarat authorities on Thursday declared to reopen the primary yr of schools from February eight together with hostel lodging for college students.

On January 11, lessons for postgraduate, medical, and paramedical programs together with the ultimate yr of undergraduate programs, PhD, and MPhil resumed.

Principal Secretary Training Anju Sharma mentioned {that a} resolution on second-year programs shall be taken after contemplating the suggestions and experiences from ultimate yr and first-year college students.

Schools have been requested to strictly comply with the usual working procedures (SOPs) issued by the state schooling division for hostels and the reopening of schools.

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Based on the SOPs, there must be a staggered seating association for college students and they need to be motivated to make use of digital assembly software program corresponding to Google Meet and Microsoft Groups for group actions. Every kind of sports activities actions and fitness center on the campus ought to stay closed.

An in depth SOP for hostels states that Samras hostels that had been used as Covid Care Centres for asymptomatic sufferers however have been mendacity vacant for a very long time with a decline in Covid circumstances throughout the state will accommodate no more than two college students in a room.

“No scholar with any Covid symptom shall be allowed admission within the hostel… meals must be served in small teams with a slot-based coupon system… College students and employees staying within the hostels ought to keep away from visiting markets and restrict these visits…,” the SOPs said.

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For preparation of meals, it states that no washing soda, detergent powder or bleach must be used to clean greens, which must be washed solely with heat water.

A joint assembly of the schooling and well being departments chaired by well being commissioner Jai Prakash Shivahare was held on January 28 the place it was proposed by the state schooling division to reopen first and second yr of schools.

All college students residing within the hostels should bear Covid pointers, together with thermal screening. The schooling institutes ought to guarantee correct cleansing of kitchen, eating corridor, lavatory, and bogs together with correct cleansing of utensils. College students should get their very own water bottles.

In faculties, lessons 9 and 11 resumed on February 1, whereas lessons 10 and 12 reopened on January 11.


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