Source: NDTV Education
Schools for Classes 9 to 12, universities, colleges, and coaching institutes will reopen in Rajasthan from September 1, according to a state government notification issued on Thursday. However, only 50 percent of students will be allowed to attend classes in each session to maintain the Covid-19 protocol.
Classes will be conducted in online mode only for students of Classes 1 to 8. According to the notification, all government and private schools for Classes 9 to 12, universities, colleges, and coaching institutes will reopen from September 1 in Rajasthan.
The students who attend regular classes will have to submit written consent from parents/guardians and no student will be forced to attend offline classes. The facility of online classes will continue for those who do not attend the regular classes, the notification read.
No morning assembly will be allowed in schools whereas all other guidelines related to Covid-19 for maintaining social distancing and hygiene will have to be followed, it said. The students will be allowed to enter the premises after screening for Covid-19.
The state government had formed a ministerial committee for holding discussions about the reopening of schools. The committee recently submitted its report with recommendations to the chief minister following which the decision was taken.