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Schools to reopen for class IX to XII students from Monday

Arrangements in place to ensure social distancing

Schools to reopen for class IX to XII students  from Monday

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 18

The Education Department is all set to resume schools for classes IX to XII tomorrow after a gap of seven months.

However, it will be a challenging task for teachers to hold orientation sessions in order to reintroduce students to classroom teaching after online classes.

District Education Officer (DEO) Satinderbir Singh said according to the Covid guidelines and SOPs, all classrooms had been sanitised and disinfected. Arrangements had been put in place to ensure social distancing in classes.

He appealed to all parents to send their wards to schools without any fear.

Welcoming the move, Principal, Government School, Parminderjit Kaur Tapiala, said students of senior classes required personal attention. Moreover, their syllabus was vast and they required the guidance of teachers at every step.

She said the past seven months had made all of them aware of all precautions needed to keep the infection at bay. Moreover, senior students were mature enough to understand the importance of wearing a mask and following social distancing.

Adarsh Sharma, a lecturer at Government Girls' Senior Secondary School, Mall Road, said online classes could not match the kind of knowledge a student could attain in classroom teaching, so it was important for schools to reopen soon. 

Tarlochan Singh Gill, whose ward studies in Class XII, also appreciated the move and said students learnt many things with exchange of information, besides holding discussions with subject teachers.


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