Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, June 3
With most of the activities beginning after lockdown for over two months, Haryana has now decided to start teaching work in schools from July and in colleges and universities from the month of August.
As per the schedule decided by the government so far, teaching work for classes 10, 11 and 12 only in the first phase, and that too in shifts.
Kanwar Pal Gujjar, Haryana Minister for Education, Forest and Parliamentary Affairs, said since the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in its Unlock 1 guidelines has already permitted opening of the schools and college in phase 2 of the reopening beginning July 1, the state government has decided to open the schools.
The results of the matriculation exam would be declared on the coming Monday
“We will do it in a phased manner by starting teaching work for classes 10, 11 and 12 on July 1; for classes 6, 7, 8 and 9 after 15 days; and for the primary classes from August. The classes would be held in shifts so that half the students of a class come in first shift and the rest in the second shift. We are yet to decide whether it should be morning and evening shift or on alternate days,” said the minister.
Gujjar said the government has decided to run demo classes in 4 or 5 schools of the state in the coming days to find out how social distancing and sanitisation of the classrooms can be ensured and whether morning and evening shifts would be better or the shifts on alternate days will be better.
He said the government’s efforts will be to start the classes from July 1, but in any case the teaching work will begin in the month of July if there is any delay due to preparations.
The minister said the results of the matriculation exam would be declared on the coming Monday.
He said as far as the left out subjects was concerned, the students would be promoted on the basis of their average marks in other subjects, but those who opted for science will have to appear in the exam.
As for the colleges and universities, Gujjar said that classes for part one of the BA, BSc, BCom and other graduation classes will begin from September, while the teaching for other classes would begin from August.
Meanwhile, the Director of School Education has asked the district education officers in Haryana to set up committees of education officers, teachers, parents and media persons by Thursday to suggest ways and means to start schools with social distancing.
The committees have been asked to submit their reports by June 7.
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