After being closed for more than six months, schools in Uttar Pradesh have reopened from today from October 19 for classes 9th to 12th. The Uttar Pradesh government has issued guidelines to ensure the safety of thousands of students during the corona virus. According to the instructions, schools must follow all necessary protocols, including social distancing and proper sanitation of the campus. Classes will be held in shifts and students will not be allowed to gather at any point. Before admission to the school premises, students will need to seek written permission from their parents or guardians, if the parents do not give permission to the student then they will not be allowed to attend classes.

Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said in a statement that after due consideration by the government, it was decided that class 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th classes of all regions would be resumed.

“Students will be allowed to attend classes only when they obtain written permission from their parents or guardians, as their health and future is important.

Aradhana Shukla, Additional Chief Secretary, Secondary Education, has issued an order in this regard and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on health, hygiene and necessary protocols for reopening of schools has been issued.

Sharma said that schools will be run in shifts and the health of students will be the top priority. He said that 50 percent students will be called in each class on one day and the remaining 50 percent will be called the next day. The first shift will be conducted for the students of class 9th and 10th and the students of 11th and 12th will be called in the second shift.



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