overnment on Friday decided to reopen schools for students of classes 9, 10, 11 and 12 from February 1 in Jammu division.
While classes will begin for students in summer zone areas of Jammu division from February 1, winter zone schools of the division and Kashmir division will open as per their schedule.
An order issued by administrative secretary, School Education Department, B K Sing reads, “In case of elementary classes (1 to 8), teachers shall attend from February 1 for preparation and students shall physically attend classes from February 8.”
The government order read, ” All students will be mandated to wear masks and ensure social distancing, the order read. Schools are to ensure facilities to wash hands with soap are provided to students and teachers on the premises.”
-“Schools that would not be able to follow social distancing norms due to space crunch have been instructed to follow a roster wherein students will be asked to come to school on a rotational basis,” it said.
The government has made it mandatory for all the students and teachers to wear facemasks post opening of schools.
The order further said, ” Students are to maintain personal hygiene and avoid exchanging/sharing things with other students. Authorities are to regularly disinfect the school premises and create awareness among the students about Covid-19 norms.”