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City schools ready for offline classes after govt nod

Sanitisers, temperature check, social distancing to welcome students

SHILLONG:

Schools in the city will reopen for students of classes VI-XII after a long lay-off due to Covid-19 pandemic after the state government allowed physical sessions.

The students will be welcomed with sanitisers and temperature check before entering the school premises and social distancing protocols will be followed.

Shahnaz Sohliya, vice-principal of Jyoti Sroat School, Laitumkhrah said that sessions for the students from class VI to XII will start from February 8.

However, classes VI and VII will be only for day scholars as hostels for them are yet to be allowed to reopen.

Those outstation students, who were staying in hostels and in other accommodations, will have online classes.

Sohliya also informed that hostels for students of classes VIII to XII will reopen on February 8 with examinations.

She said that those hostellers will first have to undergo RT-PCR tests before entering the hostel.

Zothanpari D. Chhakchhuak, Vice –Principal of Seventh Day Adventist School, Nongrim Hills informed that schools will reopen from February 11 for classes VI onwards.

According to Chhakchhuak, right now the school is having examinations for classes XI and XII.

She said that for Nursery to Class V the respective teachers will upload the notes on the school portal.

“But the teachers will be in school every day for the parents to seek clarification for their children in case they do not understand. This is something different we are trying to do now,” she added.

Meanwhile, R Bhattacharjee, Principal of Laban Bengalee Boys’ Higher Secondary School, said that the school’s 2021 session will be over by March.

“We will now be conducting the last part of the exam. The first part was conducted before the Christmas holidays,” Bhattacharjee said.

She informed that the second part of the examination, which will be held offline for classes VI to IX, will start from February 7 and end on February 18.

The school authorities said that examinations for Classes X to XII have been completed.

“We have arranged separate rooms and also sanitised the rooms and will maintain social distancing and carry out thermal screening,” she said.

According to Bhattacharjee, there are around 200 students in the school under the 15-18 age group.

She said that the school is awaiting the data of vaccinated students.

As per the state government notification of February 2, teaching hours will be limited to three to four hours per day and alternate-day routine is recommended while no cultural gathering and sports events are permitted.

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