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BENGALURU: The number of Covid cases has declined and this has given hope to the BJP state government in Karnataka. The Karnataka government on Monday issued an order allowing the opening of primary schools (1st to 5th grade) from October 25, but during this time all precautions related to being taken to prevent infection, allowed to open with all strict protocols to be followed
According to the order issued by Chief Secretary P. Ravi Kumar, "Schools will reopen from October 25, 2021, for students of classes I to V. During this, the Covid-19 protocol and the standard operating procedure issued by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education will be strictly followed. The written consent of the parents will be mandatory for the children to come to school.
From Oct 25 we're reopening classes for std 1-5. The schools which have fewer classrooms have to follow the 50% capacity rule. So far we'ven't thought about reduction of syllabus. Mid-day-meal will also start from Oct 25: Karnataka's Primary & Secondary Edu Minister BC Nagesh pic.twitter.com/ZNTxg279n2— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2021
The government has made some rules in this regard, such as checking of symptoms of Covid-19 at the time of admission, 50 per cent attendance in the classroom, hand sanitiser, distance of at least one meter, no crowd gathering, especially Cleaning of classrooms and toilets daily with the help of one per cent sodium hypochlorite solution, etc., at school entrances and exits. It states that only teachers and staff who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to attend classes for students of classes I to V.
At the same time, teachers who are above 50 years of age will also have to use a face shield. According to the statement, "Operational guidelines regarding the resumption of schools for classes I to V will be issued by the Department of Primary and Secondary Education." September 6 for classes VI to VIII and classes IX to 12 in Karnataka. Schools have opened for classes till 23 August. Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said earlier in the day that schools would open for students of classes 1 to 5 in the state.
He had said, “The expert committee has already given the report, we will issue the order. Regarding when the classes will start and other details, the Chief Secretary will hold a meeting with the Education Department.'' Primary and Secondary Education Minister B. C. Nagesh had said that on the basis of the recommendation of the Technical Advisory Committee of the State, schools would be opened for the students of classes I to V. He had said, "If they say from October 21, we will open from October 21, if they say after a week, we will open the school after a week."
Karnataka Govt to reopen schools from 1 to 5th grade from October 25 onwards. It will be half-a-day school till October & full day class from Nov onwards. @DeccanHerald #Karnataka #schoolsreopen pic.twitter.com/QiEjC0E1my— Niranjan Kaggere (@nkaggere) October 18, 2021