According to officials, the schools in Rajasthan may reopen from November 2, 2020 onwards. All educational institutes had been closed for the past seven months due to the outbreak of the pandemic. As many states across the country have already started classes the wait for Rajasthan may finally be over from November 2, for Classes 10th, 11th, and 12th.
Earlier, the State Education Department informed that it had sent a ready proposal to the state government to re-open schools for the senior classes from November 2 onwards. The senior classes will be opening in the first phase.
The proposal is still awaiting a response from the government as per the state education minister Govind Singh Dotasara. “A detailed SOP has been drafted in this context and sent to the state government as well. Our worry is to ensure that the schools are being run for 150 days at least which is the minimum requirement for operating one academic school session,” he said. The minister also added that zero academic sessions were nowhere on the Government’s minds.
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The state government has prepared a few guidelines for teachers and students which inform about proper ways of sanitisation of school furniture, stationery, toilets, water tanks and other things. It also clarifies on the arrangements for washing hands, using own pens, books, and notebooks, eating home-cooked meals, drinking water in their own bottles etc.
As per most recent updates, Uttarakhand would also be reopening the schools in the state from November 2. The schools, however, would reopen only for students of classes 10 and 12 from the given date. Also, parental consent is mandatory for attendance.