The Uttar Pradesh government has reopened the schools in the state from today, only for students of classes 9 to 12, after being shut for more than six months amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which forced all the educational institutes in the country to shut down.
The schools are only being reopened today, i.e., October 19, for students of classes 9 to 12, and the state government has also issued a list of safety guidelines for the students to reduce the risk of the infection amid the global pandemic.
It has also been announced that the schools in the state will run classes in shifts to avoid overcrowding in the classrooms and hallways. The UP government will also be following the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs for reopening the schools.
The students who will be attending schools will have to follow the protocols issued by the UP government and the central government before entering the premises to prevent the spread of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
All students will have to present a consent form signed by their parents or guardian before entering the school. It has also been notified that the attendance in the school is mandatory and online classes will be conducted for those students who choose to study from home.
The students attending classes will have to wear a mask at all times on the school premises and will have to wash and sanitize their hands regularly. The UP government will also be disinfecting and sanitizing the classrooms frequently.