To bring back students to school, the Haryana government has decided to start classes for students of Classes 10 to 12 in two state-run schools in Karnal and Sonipat districts on a trial basis. These two schools are – Government High School in Sonipat’s Bazidpur Saboli village and Government Senior Secondary School in Nigdhu village in Karnal, the education department officials said.
A vast majority of the parents gave their written consent to the decision and it has been sent to the education department, they said. Some parents said as their children have to appear in board examinations and despite best efforts of the teachers during online classes students are still left with doubts which can be cleared in face-to-face interaction.
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal told that the state government was ready to open schools across the state once the Centre gives its nod. He said the state authorities will need a few days to work out the modalities in view of the ongoing Covid pandemic once the nod comes.
In a letter to District Education Officers (DEOs), the Directorate of School Education had mentioned about Central government’s guidelines under “Unlock-4”, which permit students of Classes 9 to 12 to visit their schools outside the containment zones on a voluntary basis, to consult their teachers and take their guidance.