Source: NDTV Education
Due to rising COVID-19 cases, Jammu and Kashmir have extended the closure of all the state schools till April 18. Up to Class 12No, on-campus or in-person classes will be held for students. Earlier the state had allowed educational institutions to be reopened from April 12. As the rate of infections increased, the Union Territory administration had asked the district magistrates to take a call on reopening of state schools.
Schools are allowed to hold both practical and theory examinations as per the schedule while taking all the health precautions as per COVID-19 protocol, the School Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir said.
The schools have been asked to ensure sanitization of the laboratories and exam halls before conducting any in-person examination.
The school education department said, “It is clarified that this order does not prohibit the conduct of any scheduled exam during this period by an examination conducting body or institution, subject to existing COVID norms of adequate social distancing and sanitization”.
As per PTI, Earlier dozens of teachers and students were tested positive for the virus in different districts mostly in Anantnag, Kulgam, and Budgam.
Initially, these checkups are being done in Poonch, Samba, Kathua, and Jammu but now the union territory had also started regular health checkups of school students given the virus outbreak in the state.