Low turnout as schools in Rajasthan reopen for classes 9 to 12

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Schools in (*9*) opened for classes 9 to 12 on Monday, 10 months after they have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with solely a handful of scholars returning to classes.

Students got a heat welcome at schools, which have been sanitised on Sunday, and academics ensured they wore masks and maintained social distancing. The state authorities has allowed schools to reopen with every room having 50 per cent seating capability and college students attending classes with the consent of their mother and father.

“The turnout of students was quite low today, particularly in classes 10 and 12. Hopefully, it will increase over the next few days. Parents are in a wait-and-watch mode before allowing their wards to attend regular classes,” mentioned Sanjay Parashar, spokesperson of Subodh Public School right here.

“50 per cent strength is allowed at a time in a class and all arrangements have been made to ensure compliance of social distancing, sanitisation, etc. Students were allowed to return only after getting written consent from their parents,” he mentioned.

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Parashar mentioned although schools have opened, on-line classes are additionally being held repeatedly which is one more reason why not many college students turned up.

Besides, the syllabi of classes 10 and 12 have already been accomplished and pre-board exams are going to be held in the subsequent few days, he mentioned.

“Since the syllabus has been completed, many students of classes 10 and 12 came to clear their doubts. The turnout of students of classes 9 and 11 was higher as compared to those of classes 10 and 12,” he added.

BL Sharma, principal of Yash Public School in Sodala space right here, mentioned practically 30 per cent turnout was recorded on the primary day. Other schools additionally recorded the same turnout.

The supervisor of one other faculty right here mentioned, “The school has been sanitised and all other arrangements made as per the government guidelines but it will take a few more days for the situation to normalise.”

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Coaching institutes throughout the state additionally opened on Monday.

The (*9*) authorities had on January 5 introduced the choice to open schools for classes 9 to 12 and training institutes, which have been closed on March 21 final 12 months to test the unfold of COVID-19.

According to a Standard Operating Procedure issued by the federal government, carrying face masks, social distancing, sanitisation and thermal scanning, and so on. should be ensured in schools.

For college students of teaching institutes coming from different states, they may have to get themselves examined for COVID-19 a day earlier than becoming a member of classes. All teaching institutes may have to ship particulars of their college students to the nodal officer appointed by the district collector.

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