The Odisha Government on Saturday announced for the reopening of schools for Class 10 and 12 students starting from July 26.
Bhubaneswar, July 17: The Odisha Government on Saturday announced for the reopening of schools for Class 10 and 12 students starting from July 26.
While making the announcement, State School & Mass Education Secretary Satyabrata Sahu said, the move is aimed at reducing the loss of study for students residing in rural and remote areas who face network issues to join online classes.
Offline classes for Class 10 and 12 students in both private and government schools will start from July 26. There will be no recess and the classroom teaching will be held from 10 am to 1.30 pm everyday excluding Sundays and government holidays.
However, attending the classes has been made optional for the students and it will not be binding on them to come to school.
Similarly, the final call to reopen schools for Class 10 and 12 students will be taken by the district Collectors by examining the prevailing Covid situation.
A comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued to the schools for the reopening.
As per the SOP, seven days ahead of the reopening the school premises will be properly sanitized. Students will be required to wear masks and use sanitizers during the school hours.
Apart from that all teachers will be vaccinated on the priority basis after the decision to reopen the schools.
The Secretary also made it clear that despite resumption of the offline classes, the online mode of teaching will continue as usual.
The State Government is also mauling to resume the offline classes for Class 9 and Class 11 from August 16 and August 15 respectively.