♦ Schools are likely to see only 30 per cent of attendance at a time once students get back to classrooms after the Covid-19 lockdown, Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said as he informed teachers about proposed government guidelines to resume classes.
♦ “It is quite possible that classes would be able to incapacitate only 30 percent of students they used to have before coronavirus. These modalities are being worked out by NCERT.” #Ramesh Pokhriyal told.
♦He said that students may have to follow social distancing norms not just within classrooms, but also during their commute to school in buses.
♦Pokhriyal said, “We have asked NCERT to prepare guidelines for re-opening schools and they have done most of the work. The guidelines suggest various things like calling 30 per cent students at a time. If 30 per cent students have to be called in at a time, we will have to see how that needs to work out.
♦ “The school administration and teachers will carry out the various tasks such as defining specific roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders at the school level, defining and establishing health and hygiene and other Safety Protocols or Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before and after re-opening of schools, redefining or readjusting the School Calendar and Annual Curriculum Plans, ensuring a smooth transition of students from home-based schooling during lockdown to formal schooling and ensuring emotional well-being of students”
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 14, 2020