The Uttarakhand government on Thursday issued orders asking schools all over the state to resume Classes 6 to 11 offline from February 8.
However, it also asked the school administrations to ensure Covid-19 appropriate behaviour on part of both students and teachers.
The order issued by Chief Secretary Om Prakash asked the schools to appoint a nodal officer to see that regular sanitising of classrooms, thermal screening of each student and teacher mask wearing and social distancing norms are complied with.
Classes 10 and 12 have been open in the state since November last year.
The decision for physical resumption of Classes 6-11 from February 8 had been taken by the state cabinet recently.
Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had launched free, high-speed WiFi service for all government colleges and universities in the state. He launched the service at a college in his constituency, Doiwala.
During the launch, Rawat said Uttarakhand is the first state in the country to provide free internet to all government colleges and universities. Internet connectivity in colleges and universities will play a big role in the education of students, he said. He added that the move is a big step towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and connecting the old with the modern.
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