Uttarakhand has decided to open schools for students of Classes 6 to 9 and 11 from February 8 after a break of 10 months. The schools were closed due to the coronavirus induced pandemic and subsequent lockdown.
However, online classes were being conducted throughout the long break.
Uttarakhand schools to reopen
The Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand Om Prakash issued an order on Thursday. The notice stated that the schools across the state will re-open on February 8 for Classes 6 to 9 and 11.
Guidelines given by state government ahead of reopening schools
“Students will only be allowed to attend classes after written permission from parents,” the order stated. Following the COVID-19 guidelines, schools in Uttarakhand re-opened after a gap of over seven months on November 2 for students of class 10 and 12.
Classes 10 and 12 have been open in the state since November last year. The decision for physical resumption of Classes 6 to 11 from February 8 had been taken by the state cabinet recently.