Source: NDTV Education
Madhya Pradesh School Education Department has announced to reopen schools in the state from September 20. As per the official orders, Classes 1 to 5 will reopen with 50 percent capacity, whereas Classes 8, 10, 12 will reopen with 100 per cent students in attendance.
The board has also announced plans to reopen the hostels or residential schools for the students with 50 per cent capacity. Through the official order, Madhya Pradesh School Education Department said that students will be allowed to attend the offline classes only after the permission of their parents. It is mandatory for all the schools to follow the Covid-19 protocol and ensure that Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) declared by the government should be followed in the schools.
However, the official order has also made this clear that attendance is not mandatory for offline classes and students are supposed to attend the schools with the permission of their parents and their consent.
Online classes will continue along with the offline classes for the students and vaccination procedure will also ramp up in the state to minimize the risk of Covid-19 spread.
If Schools violate the Covid-19 protocols and any carelessness is evident from their end they will be penalized. Consent of the District Disaster Management Committee will also be taken prior to reopening of the schools.