In a huge development, after seven months two private schools in the Ludhiana affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) reopened for students of board classes. However, it was mandatory for students to have written consent from their parents.
Both, DAV Public School, BRS Nagar and BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar reopened the schools for students of Class 12 with precautionary measures in place.
Students visiting the schools had to undergo thermal screening, oximeters were used to check oxygen saturation levels and regular hand sanitisation was ensured. Circles were marked at the entrance gate and in corridors so that social distancing is maintained.
Tripods and wi-fi facility has been provided to all teachers so that they can also conduct online classes simultaneously. Around twelve students were accommodated in every room and social distancing norms were followed.
Students look very excited about attending school after seven months. Around 150 students visited schools for doubt clearance with their parents’ consent. For the morning shift, students of Class 10 reported at 8.30 am; while Class 12 students reported at 11 am for the next shift.
Staff was deployed at the school’s entrance to check temperatures of students, hand sanitisation was ensured and students were asked to follow social-distancing norms.