Source: NDTV Education
Schools reopened for students of Classes 6 to 8 in Karnataka on Monday, by following strict Covid-19 protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP). As per government directions, schools have been reopened in taluks where Covid-19 positivity rate is below 2 per cent. Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh said that the government decided to reopen schools after approval from the state's technical advisory committee on Covid-19.
"The department had an intention of reopening schools for some time now and teachers were also ready for it, but keeping in mind the health of the students along with education and concerns of the parents, we discussed with the technical advisory committee and after taking the opinion of expert paediatricians, we are reopening schools for classes 6,7 and 8," he said.
It is mandatory for students to submit a consent letter from their parents to attend offline classes and these classes are not compulsory, as there is a provision of online classes also.
The government has said that offline classes for students of Classes 6-8 will be held on alternate days, each with 50 per cent attendance, it will be five days a week, and the remaining two days (weekend) will be used for sanitizing and other Covid control measures.