Bengaluru: Following strict Covid protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP), schools reopened for students of classes 6 to 8 in the state on Monday September 6.
The schools have reopened in taluks where Covid positivity rate is below 2 per cent. The government decided to reopen schools after approval from the state’s technical advisory committee on Covid.
Speaking to media persons, Primary and Secondary Education Minister B C Nagesh said that the department had an intention of reopening schools for some time now and teachers were also ready for it, but keeping in mind the health of the students along with education and concerns of the parents, we discussed with the technical advisory committee and after taking the opinion of expert paediatricians, we are reopening schools for classes 6,7 and 8.
Minister stated that government along with the district administrations have been working together with the department for the safe conduct of classes. He said that there is a provision of online classes also. It is mandatory for students to submit a consent letter from their parents to attend offline classes and these classes are not compulsory.