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    January 07, 2021


    Punjab To Reopen Schools For Students Of Classes 5 To 12 From January 7

    Chandigarh Jan 6, 2021

     The Punjab Government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of Class 5 to Class 12. State Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla said following the persistent demand of parents, the Punjab Government has decided to reopen all government, semi-government and private schools from January 7, 2021 onwards.

    In a statement, Mr Singla said the timings of the schools will be from 10 am to 3 pm. The students only of Class 5 to Class 12 will be allowed to physically attend their classes, said the minister. Mr Singla said while giving his nod, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed the department to ensure the safety of the children, amid COVID-19 pandemic.


    Class 10, 12 to Resume From Jan 11 in Gujarat, Govt Issues SOPs

    Gandhinagar  Jan 6, 2021

    “In a meeting held on 6th January 2021, headed by the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, it has been decided to reopen the schools for classes 10th and 12th and colleges in the state. Before that, I had lots of discussions with my department officials, educational experts, academicians and other stakeholders about going for the continuation of education. Today, the cabinet has decided that for these classes and colleges, education will be allowed to continue from the January 11th. For this, they shall strictly have to follow the Standard Operating Protocol (SOP prepared by the central government,” he said further.

    According to the minister, the colleges and universities, the classes for postgraduate, medical and paramedical will also be reopened and the present system of providing online education will also have to be continued by the educational institutes in the state.

    The minister also added that the decision taken on Wednesday applied to all the schools colleges in the state including the government, grant in aid, self financed, Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalay and all the schools under Social justice and empowerment. For the rest of the schools the government will be deciding on it later.

    However, the attendance of the students will not be made mandatory, but the schools and colleges will have to have a written consent from the parents of the students. “For that, a form will be provided by the government to the parents. The principals of all the educational institutes will have to ensure that all the facilities to follow the SOP are adequate. The entire teaching staff and all students will have to be checked for their temperature through Thermal Guns,” he said.

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