Schools in Maharashtra are expected to reopen tomorrow, October 4. Offline lessons for students in grades 5 to 12 will resume in rural areas and for grades 8 to 12 will resume in urban areas.
Ahead of the reopening, Maharashtra’s Minister of School Education, Varsha Gaikwad, shared a video on Twitter welcoming the returning students.
Watch the video:
– Teacher. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) October 3, 2021
Yesterday, the minister held a review meeting with National Education, to ensure that the resumption of classes goes smoothly.
“For a smooth transition to physical classes, effective coordination with the health service, local administration will have to be maintained. We are committed to providing a conducive atmosphere for students, many of whom will return to class after a year and a half. she said in a tweet, following the meeting.
She further said that the Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) would prepare an “action plan” and help officials in the field overcome any practical obstacles to resuming classes. physical. “I have asked education officials to personally visit schools and monitor reopening,” the minister tweeted.
According to guidelines issued by the state government, in addition to ensuring disinfection, social distancing and face masks, schools will also need to counsel students who complain or suffer from stress and depression.
Each school will have to maintain a room for the sick with the deployment of drugs and equipment necessary to treat Covid-19 students who test positive while attending classes. Regular check-ups are mandatory and if a pupil is detected with a high temperature or low oxygen, the child should be immediately transferred to the sick room and doctors should be alerted.
There will be restrictions on sports activities, gatherings and workshops as this can lead to overcrowding. The government suggested forming small groups with the appointment of group leaders to avoid overcrowding. It will be up to the group leader to pay attention to co-students and to inform the teachers in case of illness, cough and cold of a student.
Students’ attendance at offline classes is optional and those who attend are required to carry letters of consent from their parents.
(With contributions from Sanjay Jog)
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Posted on: Sunday October 03, 2021 6:09 PM IST