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Mumbai: BMC asks schools to stop 50% attendance rule amid Covid surge

March 17, 2021

As Covid-19 cases have continued to rise in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Education Dept has issued an order to the schools in its jurisdiction to discontinue 50 percent rotational attendance rule from March 17.

According to ANI, teachers will take their classes in the ‘Work From Home’ pattern with help of e-learning platforms until further orders.

Meanwhile, BMC has also allowed schools of all boards to take practical and oral tests of classes 10 and 12 board examinations. Students have been allowed to attend schools for the practical exams but only 10 to 15 students per batch to maintain safety measures against Covid-19.

This came following demand by schools to reopen offline classes for 10 and 12 practical exams. As per the circular released by BMC dated March 15, it said, “Schools irrespective of boards have been granted permission to call students to attend practical and oral final examinations of Classes 10 and 12.”

“Currently, schools in Mumbai are shut offline due to the Covid-19 situation. But, considering Classes 10 and 12 board examinations, we have allowed schools to call students in batches for practical examinations. All Covid-19 SOPs should be maintained by schools during practical exams,” Mahesh Palkar, BMC education officer told Free Press Journal.

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