Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar recently announced that schools in Karnataka will to reopen for classes 6 to 8 from February 22 adding that “for schools in Bengaluru district and Kerala border areas, classes for class 8 only will be allowed.”
Meanwhile, students who are coming from Kerala will have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate to attend classes.
Schools for classes 9, 10, and first and second year Pre-University students repopened across the state from February 1, Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday.
The schools and PUC colleges were shut due to Covid-19 pandemic since early last year. The government had reopened them for class 10 and second-year PUC (class 12) students, along with Vidyagama programme for students from standards six to nine, from January 1 with the schools functioning for half day.
The education department is yet to decide on starting classes for students of first-to-fifth standards in primary schools across the southern state.
The education department has also directed all schools to sanitise classes and maintain hygiene on the premises to prevent the virus spread.
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