Schools to reopen in UP with 50% attendance from August 16; college from September

Lucknow: There is a steady decline in daily Kovid-19 cases in the state. Due to this, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to reopen schools in the state with strict coronavirus protocols. The decision was taken in the team 9 meeting held on Monday.

A state government spokesperson said, “Intermediate schools in the state will reopen from August 16 with 50 percent capacity. Colleges and universities will reopen from September 1. The state government has directed to start the process of admission for students in colleges/universities from August 5.

Keeping in view the controlled situation of corona infection, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given instructions to make preparations for starting a new session in all educational institutions. In the meeting held on Monday, Chief Minister Yogi said that the results of high school and intermediate of all the boards have been declared. In such a situation, the process of admission at the graduation level should be started from August 5.

With the opening of educational institutions, the Chief Minister has directed to organize special vaccination camps for students above the age of 18 years. He said that the health department should prepare for it. Chief Minister Yogi has given instructions to get sanitization done in all the council schools, to clean the toilets and to keep the classrooms clean. He directed the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department to make arrangements for it in coordination with the Basic Education Department.

Many states including Maharashtra, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka have ordered the reopening of classes. However, it has not been made mandatory for the students to attend the school. The decision to open schools in Delhi and Tamil Nadu has not been taken yet.

Also read in Hindi: यूपी में 16 अगस्त से 50% उपस्थिति के साथ फिर से खुलेंगे स्कूल; सितंबर से कॉलेज