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Karnataka: Govt may reopen schools in mid-December

October 31, 2020

The Department of Primary and Secondary Education is planning to reopen schools and PU colleges in the state. The Commissioner of Department of Public Instruction will hold a video conference with deputy directors (DDPI) of all districts in order to discuss about reopening of schools.

According to sources, the department will keep an eye on the functioning of colleges for undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are set to reopen from November 17. An official source, “The plan is to reopen schools for Class 10 and PUC 2 from mid-December.”

The source added, “Even the chief minister directed to reopen schools in phases, and as per the instructions we have to first look at the results of the reopening of degree colleges.”

“We also need to get the district-wise status of the Covid-19 cases before reopening from the district administration and health department,” the source said. The plan is to conduct classes in shifts or on alternate days, it said.

The commissioner has instructed all the deputy directors to attend the video conference without fail as some important issues will be discussed like supply of safe drinking water to schools under Jal Mission, report on additional toilets at block levels and progress report on repair of school buildings damaged during 2019-20 floods.

Meanwhile, the Primary and Secondary Education department has asked the teachers to guide the students to follow the Jnanadeepa YouTube channel and Deeksha portal. They have also been instructed to analyse the progress of students during the Vidyagama programmme.

Source: Deccan Herald

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