Schools in Pune to reopen from January 4 – education

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Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), on Thursday, passed an order allowing the reopening of schools for class 9th to 12th from January 4. The administration has laid out the guidelines to be followed by the school administrations.

“Schools must follow the usual operating procedures (SOPs) given by the education branch issued on November 10. Thermal scanning, sanitization is made obligatory for each student and staff entering the school”, said the order.

The Municipal Corporation in its order has asked teachers and staff of the school to undergo RT-PCR test before they sign up for. Earlier several parents opposed to reopening the school and requested the administration to put back the reopening in view of rising COVID-19 cases in the city.

Now, in a fresh order, PMC has made it mandatory for students to cause the written consent of their parents before they sign up for the school. The school administration has also been advised to make adequate arrangements to take care of social distancing in the study room.

Earlier, the state government had issued an order to reopen the schools for Class 9th to 12th from November 23. On the other hand, the state government had also allowed native administration to take a call for their cities based on the situation on the ground.

Pune Municipal Corporation had made up our minds to put back the reopening of schools twice in view of rising COVID cases in the city. As per the data maintained by Municipal Corporation, there are approximately 400 private and 45 government-run schools in the jurisdiction of Pune Municipal Corporation.

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