Himachal Pradesh schools open for Class VIII, 49 per cent attendance on Day 1

Himachal Pradesh schools open for Class VIII, 49 per cent attendance on Day 1

About 49 per cent Class VIII students of government schools across Himachal Pradesh attended physical classes

Tribune News Service

Shimla, October 11

About 49 per cent Class VIII students of government schools across Himachal Pradesh attended physical classes today. The overall attendance for Classes VIII to XII was 59.33 per cent as 2,21,747 students out of total 3,73,761 attended the classes.

“I’m back to school after almost a year and a half and feel so happy to meet friends and attend regular classes,” said Class VIII student Neha. “It’s nice to be back in school with friends after a long time,” said another student Suchit.

In all, 28,536 out of total 62,175 (48.95 per cent) Class VIII students of government schools attended classes.

The highest turnout was 76.64 per cent in Kinnaur district, followed by Lahaul and Spiti (64.29%), Hamirpur (63.37%), Mandi (57.43%), Kangra (53.5%), Shimla (46.46%), Bilaspur (46.29%), Una (41.04%), Sirmaur (39.91%), Chamba (35.87%), Solan (32.13%) and Kullu (30.44%).

The attendance was 60.81% in Class IX, 67.24% in Class X, 55.48% in Class XI and 65.72% in Class XII, said Director (Higher Education) Amarjeet Sharma.

Adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour was ensured at all schools, Sharma claimed.

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