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Education Ministry: JNVs can resume for classes 10, 12

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Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas may reopen for grades 10 and 12 in states where schools have reopened, the Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.

The ministry said it had prepared a standard operating procedure (SOP) to reopen NIDs, based on guidance from the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Health and Family.

JNV, a chain of state boarding schools, was closed for summer vacation last March after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The shutdown has been extended as the coronavirus pandemic hits the entire country.

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“The NIDs are well prepared to teach physical classes for students with parental consent. As for other students, online classes will continue to avoid academic losses. As for students who must be gradually introduced to physical courses, the instructions of the state administration are strictly followed, “the ministry said in a statement.

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All precautionary measures such as disinfection of DID, organization of classes and the student’s stay in the shelter with social distancing, and preparation of a COVID-19 management protocol to face emergency situations, etc. they have already been taken over by the JNV, he added.

Based on the Department of Education SOPs, each school also created its own guidelines based on state government standards and in consultation with district administration to effectively address the COVID-19 situation through the formation of a working group, says the statement.

“As a dormitory school, wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, washing and sanitizing hands frequently, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will be open to physical classes where the state government has opened the school for 10th and 12th grade students.

“Further instructions for other classes will be given shortly depending on the availability of accommodation and equipment for students,” the statement said.

During the school closure period, efforts were made to train teachers in electronic content development and online classroom management, as well as online assessment.

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