As per reports, schools in India will reopen zone-wise - Orange and Green zones will go first. Students till class 8 won’t be attending school at the beginning and classes would begin with 30% attendance to ensure social distancing.
The Central government is planning on re-opening schools in a zone-wise manner, state reports. The government is planning to reopen schools in the Green and Orange districts first and that too only for older students while students of primary classes (1 to 7) will need to wait till schools are operating in full swing before they join.
As per reports, younger children will be kept at home for now to make sure they remain safe since very young kids cannot be expected to follow strict rules to ensure their own safety. They will continue their studies from home.
Teachers would need to be trained to follow and help others follow the guidelines and school assemblies won’t be taking place, the reports said.
This news comes around 10 days after HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal hinted about similar measures and spoke about the safety guidelines being worked on for both schools and colleges so they can be reopened soon.
Classes with 30% students when schools reopen
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had hinted that schools might reopen with just 30% capacity when he went LIVE on Twitter on Thursday, May 14, to interact with teachers and answer their queries regarding education in Covid-19 lockdown.