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Class monitors, teacher to check violation of Covid-19 norms in government schools

Class monitors, teacher to check violation of Covid-19 norms in government schools

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 20

A teacher as nodal officer and class monitors in government schools have been assigned the responsibility to raise awareness regarding Covid-19 protocols and keep a check over its violations.

The Department of School Education, Punjab Government, has recently issued instructions to raise awareness among students regarding Covid-19 precautions and has issued guidelines to ensure rules are strictly followed.

As all schools have been reopened after a long period, instructions were issued to appoint a teacher in each school as a nodal officer and a student in each class as a monitor to raise awareness about the precautions to be taken to contain its spread.

In schools, students sometimes ignore guidelines and indulge in actions such as not wearing the mask properly, maintaining social distance between each other and avoiding washing hands. Therefore, the nodal officer and class monitor would keep a tab on all such violations and report the action immediately to the authorities concerned.

The orders released by the Education Department reads: “Keeping in view the situation of Covid-19, SOPs have been issued by the Punjab Government to schools. Adherence to guidelines must be ensured. A teacher should be appointed as the nodal officer in the school to make students aware about the correct method or manner of wearing a mask. Similarly, one student in each class as a monitor must encourage the rest of the students to follow all guidelines.”

These instructions would be applicable to all government, aided and private schools in the state of Punjab.

Education Secretary Krishan Kumar said the school heads would play an effective role in this awareness campaign and all District Education Officers (Secondary and Elementary Education) should monitor government schools as well as aided and private schools in their respective districts to ensure compliance of the instructions issued in the SOPs.

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