Schools, colleges reopen in Bihar after over 9 months, attendance thin as parents concerned – india news


Schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Bihar welcomed students as they reopened after a hole of more than nine months. These institutes were closed on March 14 final year because of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

Physical classes were held for students of Classes 9-12 in schools and last year students in colleges.

“I am happy that schools have reopened as students were getting badly affected. Many of the children studying in government schools should not have laptops to carry out online studies. Our syllabus is lagging and we will be able to work tough to cover it,” a class 9 student of Patna’s Miller High School told news agency PTI.

Teachers too seemed happy so that you could take physical classes again.

“It is good that we are getting an possibility to teach students in physical classrooms. These types of months we used to come to schools but did not have teaching work,” said a teacher at the Miller High School.

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Students have to cause consent letters from their guardians so that you could attend the classes, another teacher said.

Attendance, alternatively, remained thin as many parents were apprehensive of sending their wards to the educational institutions till they’re inoculated.

“We can not send our children to schools till they’re vaccinated for Covid-19. We cannot take risks despite the precautionary measures being taken by the state government,” Rajiv Singh, a resident of Jethiyan village in Gaya district said.

Students, teachers and other non-teaching staff have been asked to take all Covid-19 precautions and adhere to the guidelines issued by the government while attending school.

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Schools that supply pick and drop services and products to students have been asked to make certain that the service providers at all times have their masks on. A minimum distance of 1 to 2 feet will have to be there between the students and they have got been told not to talk to one another all over the drive.

Morning meeting sessions and games periods have been removed from the schedule to keep away from the spread of the infection. To prevent a large gathering of students, their lunchtime has also been changed to scattered timings.

Authorities of the educational institutions will retain a tab on students to check if they have got any Covid symptoms and medical examination of pupils will be conducted in government schools on a random basis, Education Branch Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar.

He also said that the students will be allowed to go into the school premises wearing masks.

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