Schools and colleges are being reopened, so it is not mandatory for offline classes. In almost all states, written consent from parents has become necessary for children to go to schools and colleges.
Although schools and higher educational institutions are scheduled to resume from February 1 in many states, the visits of students and teachers will be organized in a complex manner. It will be compulsory to maintain social distancing among students in class rooms and teachers in the staff room and face mask, sanitizer, frequent hand washing.
Schools and colleges are opening here in February
Karnataka’s Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar announced on Thursday 28 January that schools in Karnataka will resume full day classes from February 1 for students in classes 9, 10 and pre-university classes.
Jammu and Kashmir
The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the resumption of schools and colleges in February.
Schools and higher education institutions in the Summer Zone of Jammu region will re-open from February 1 for classes 10th to 12th and in Kashmir division and Jammu division’s winter zone, higher education institutions will resume for offline classes on February 15.
Schools in Haryana will reopen from class 6 to class 8 from 1 February. Announcing the date for the reopening of the school in Haryana, state education minister Kanwar Pal said that it would be decided to resume offline classes for the students of class 1 to 5.
Gujarat will reopen its schools for classes 9th and 11th from 1st February. Earlier, Gujarat reopened its schools for classes 10th and 12th on January 11 to help students prepare for the upcoming CBSE board examinations in May and the state board.
Meghalaya will resume offline classes for students from higher educational institutions from February 1, meanwhile, most schools in Meghalaya have resumed offline classes to continue the teaching-learning process in the state.
After a lapse of more than 9 months due to Corona, Telangana will reopen schools and colleges for students of classes 9 to 12 in February. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also announced the reopening of private colleges along with government colleges in the state from 1 February.
Punjab will also open pre-primary classes in all government, aided and private schools from 1 February. Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla has also instructed the department officials and school management to be more attentive to primary school children to ensure their safety. The Punjab government is already conducting offline classes for the students of class 3 to 12.
Andhra Pradesh will resume offline classes for students of classes 1 to 5 from February 1. Meanwhile, schools and colleges for class 6 to class 12 reopened in November last year in the state.
Schools in Delhi will re-open from February 1 to students of class 9, class 11. Colleges offering diploma and degree courses will also resume from February 1 for face-to-face offline classes. Schools in the national capital have already opened for students. The schools were opened from January 18 to prepare students for class 10th and class 12th for the upcoming CBSE board exam.
Himachal Pradesh will reopen schools and colleges. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that announcing the reopening of educational institutions, classes 5 and 8-12 in the schools in the plains of Himachal Pradesh will start from February 1, while those in the hill areas will start from February 15. Polytechnic and engineering colleges will open from February 1 and state government colleges will resume offline classes from February 8.