Schools reopened for classes 10 and 12 students in Tripura on Monday, December 7, 2020. Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath visited schools and colleges in the capital, Agartala to inspect the preparedness and response of the students.
Around 50 percent students appeared for the classes on the first day.
Nath said, “It was decided to open schools and colleges. Reopening of schools became essential for class 10th and 12th students ahead of their board exams. I visited some of the schools to check the preparedness, I also visited women’s college here and the arrangements there were also satisfactory. Teachers were also present in good strength.”
“We used to attend online classes before regular classes started. We feel really good to be back in school,my parents have also permitted me to attend the regular classes. We met our teachers and friends after so long. We are taking adequate measures to protect ourselves,” said Sunayna Ghosh, a student told ANI.
“The schools were shut earlier when cases were rising rapidly. We were taking online classes since the lockdown was imposed, it became really boring but now that the regular classes have commenced students are really happy to be back at the school. Classmates will be again studying together,” said another school student.
A set of restrictions and guidelines including installation of handwashing facilities, sanitisation facilities, thermal scanning, social distancing and use of masks were made mandatory in the schools.
Students were also required to carry a written consent letter from their parents for admission in the resumed classes. Schools have also taken additional measures to reduce the student load by arranging odd-even and boys-girls alternate day present arrangements to maintain physical distance in classrooms.
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