Punjab Authorities has determined to reopen faculties within the areas exterior containment zones from October 19 for college kids of sophistication 9 to 12, mentioned Punjab College Schooling Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Thursday.
As per a press assertion from Info and Public Relations Division, Punjab, the cupboard minister knowledgeable that as the house division has issued tips for the reopening of faculties in areas exterior containment zones, the college training division has additionally issued Normal Working Procedures (SOPs) to make sure the protection of the scholars.
He added that detailed tips on reopening of faculties have additionally been despatched to district training officers and college authorities for exact implementation whereas permitting college students to attend bodily lessons.
Vijay Inder Singla mentioned that after reopening faculties, the protection of the scholars would be the utmost precedence of their authorities and a particular group of officers of the training division will likely be shaped to implement SOPs within the faculties.
He knowledgeable that although the colleges had been being reopened however the on-line/distance studying shall proceed to be the popular mode of instructing and attendance of all college students won’t be necessary.
“As the colleges are already conducting on-line lessons, and a few college students favor to attend on-line lessons moderately than bodily attend college, they might be permitted to take action. The scholars will be capable of attend the bodily lessons solely with the written consent of fogeys,” the minister mentioned.
Vijay Inder Singla knowledgeable that the mother and father must also be sure that their ward going to high school will likely be carrying a masks and made them conscious to not change masks with others. He added that the mother and father must also encourage their ward to put on full-sleeved garments to reduce the interplay with any public floor.
The training minister mentioned that the colleges will open for 3 hours a day for college kids and solely college students of lessons ninth to 12th will likely be referred to as in class. No scholar of every other class will likely be referred to as within the college. He added, “If the energy of the scholars is massive within the college and social distancing norms should not maintainable, in that case, College Head/ Administration could take a choice whether or not to carry the lessons in two shifts or name the scholars at alternate days, at their very own stage.”
Singla mentioned that the workers and college students belonging to containment zones shall not attend the college and different academic establishments. He added that as per the suggestions of MoHFW, older, pregnant and different workers who’ve underlying medical circumstances to take further precautions, ought to ideally not be uncovered to any frontline work requiring direct contact with the scholars.
He mentioned that the authorities can even guarantee foot-operated hand washing services within the faculties and guarantee availability of key provides like contactless thermometers, disinfectants, soaps, and many others., and prepare for the provision of those necessities. He added that they can even guarantee sanitization of faculty transport earlier than plying and in addition guarantee social distancing whereas transportation of scholars.
The training minister mentioned that the colleges will mark the seats of scholars in lecture rooms guaranteeing a distance of a minimal of 6 toes and equally, social distancing shall even be maintained within the staffrooms, workplace space, hostels, and different locations of public interplay.
He added that the colleges can even make sure the set up of posters/messages/stickers and signage at acceptable locations reminding college students about sustaining social distancing. He mentioned that the colleges won’t undertake occasions the place social distancing won’t be doable. Nevertheless, college meeting could also be performed by the scholars of their respective lecture rooms or out of doors areas or different out there areas and halls below the steerage of the category instructor.
(With inputs from ANI)