After reviewing the COVID 19 scenario in Bihar, the state government is likely to reopen colleges and universities with 50 percent attendance, the government said on Monday.
The COVID 19 pandemic has a catastrophic impact on the lives of the common people. The state government has responded quickly to the outbreak by maintaining protocols such as contact-tracing, testing, and home-to-home surveillance model. Patna has the highest number of cases and is affected adversely due to COVID 19. The pandemic has spread in 38 districts of the state.
The government also said schools will reopen for classes 11 and 12. Moreover, technical educational institutions and government training institutes will also reopen with 50% attendance. The state will also make arrangements for vaccinating 18+ students, teachers and other staff members. The government will focus on online education to impart good learning to the students.
In a tweet, which is originally in Hindi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said “The Universities, all colleges, technical educational institutions, government training institutes, schools up to class XI and XII will open with 50% attendance of students. Special arrangements will be made for vaccination for adult students, teachers and staff of educational institutions.”
In addition, permission has not been granted for opening coaching centres, and other educational institutes. Entrance exams, competitive tests which have been scheduled will be held as per the COVID-19 safety protocols issued by the central government.