March brings us to a whole year of the closure of schools and colleges. Now five states have started the reopening process from March 1, 2021. The state governments of these states are said to abide by the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in those areas for the safety of students and staff members.
Due to the lack of technical resources and internet connection in remote areas the students were facing a lot of difficulty in coping up with online education. Moreover, the teachers were also anxious in teaching through online mode due to the lack of proper internet connection and experience of operating devices. The educational institutes were closed from March 2020 and the students were taught through the online mode.
After the gap of one year, the offline classes will resume for certain students from today in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Mizoram, and Jharkhand.
The state government has issued certain guidelines for the operation of schools and colleges. Like regular washing and hand sanitization, maintaining proper social distance in common areas, and wearing a face mask all the time.
Reopening of Bihar schools
The students of classes 1 to 5 will be able to attend offline classes from today. To eliminate overcrowding the classes will take place in batches on alternate days. Moreover, many other guidelines were issued by the state government.
Reopening of Uttarakhand schools
By ensuring that all the guidelines are followed by the state government, the schools for Class 1 to 5 will reopen today. The students will need to present a consent form signed by their parents and then they can attend the office classes.
Reopening of Haryana schools
The schools will reopen for class 1 and 2 students from today, 1st March. However, it is not mandatory to attend the physical classes, the students can opt to study through online classes.
Reopening of Mizoram colleges
As per the directives of the government, the colleges and universities will reopen from tomorrow. The seating plan in the classrooms has been modified keeping in mind the social distancing norms.
Reopening of Jharkhand colleges
The schools for higher classes have already reopened in the state. The state government has now allowed the reopening of colleges and coaching institutes. The class 1 to 8 students are still studying through the online mode.