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Educational Institutions in Bihar Ready to Welcome Students from January 4

Association of Independent Schools, Bihar, which coordinates with 890 private schools affiliated with CBSE and CISCE, assured that all private schools will rigorously follow Covid-19 safety guidelines after reopening.

After a break of around 10 months, private and government schools along with coaching centers in the state are all set to welcome students of Standard 9 to 12 for regular classes from Monday.

The city-based school management was seen on their toes on Sunday to disinfect school premises and complete last-minute preparedness to ensure proper implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the state education department.

Association of Independent Schools, Bihar, which coordinates with 890 private schools affiliated with CBSE and CISCE, assured that all private schools will rigorously follow Covid-19 safety guidelines after reopening.

CB Singh, president of the association, said, We have asked all schools associated with us to constitute ‘Covid Care Committee’ in a bid to implement and monitor safety protocols. 50% of students will be called on an alternate basis and premises will be sanitized every day after classes. With the consent of parents, several schools are mulling to conduct classes on holidays as well to compensate for the academic loss that occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic

CB Singh, president

Ashfaque Iqbal, vice-principal of Bishop Scott Boys’ School, said, For calling 50% students, we have classified them into east and west region to facilitate better transport facility. We have made alternate seating arrangements in classrooms for maintaining social distancing. We also conducted a mock drill today for training our security personnel about thermal screening and hand sanitization at the entrance without any physical contact. We will conduct classes from 9.30 am to 1 pm

Ashfaque Iqbal

Meanwhile, government schools have also sanitized the premises to welcome students.

Meena Kumari, principal of Bankipore Girls’ High School, said, Classrooms have been sanitized. Circles have been marked on floors for of practical classroom for keeping 6 feet distance. Students will have to bring a consent letter from their guardians for attending classes. Two masks will be provided to each student at the entrance gate.”Divya Rani, a student of Class 10, said, “I am excited to go to school as I was extremely bored at home without my friends. I feel more comfortable in classroom learning than in online classes

Meena Kumari

The majority of parents have welcomed the decision considering board exams. Kumkum Jha, whose son studies in Class 9, said, “I have kept additional face masks and hand sanitizer bottle in my ward’s school bag. He has been counseled for not sharing lunch or stationary with classmates.”

On December 18, the Bihar education department allowed the educational institutions to reopen for senior students following SOPs.

Sanjay Kumar, principal secretary of the education department, said, “We will hold a review meeting on January 18 to assess the outcome of reopening of schools for higher classes and a decision for resuming junior classes will be taken afterward.

Colleges set to conduct offline classes

Patna Women’s College, Magadh Mahila College, and BN College are also set to conduct regular classes of specific departments from Monday.

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