Schools in green and orange zones likely to reopen

The Central Government on Monday announced that the schools may begin reopening by July. The reopening will be zone-wise starting with green and orange zones. 

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has suggested that schools could reopen in green and orange zones for students of senior classes 8 to 12. While the remaining classes will continue to be held online.

The recommendations laid down by NCERT suggests that students upto class 7 should not attend classes until the lockdown is completely lifted. Keeping in mind the health concerns, only one-third of the students will attend classes as and when the school reopens.

The regular classes for senior classes 8 to 12 would be conducted with 30% to 50% attendance. HRD ministry might release a teacher training module along with the guidelines. The schools might also provide necessary training to its teachers.

The schools are asked to “completely sanitize” their premises on a regular basis, follow social distancing and students must wear masks. Even while travelling to schools, the safety of students should not be compromised.

According to the reports, NCERT has been asked to access the situation and work on the reduction of syllabus. The proposal presented by NCERT will throughly be studied by HRD ministry and will later issue all the guidelines.