Primary Classes To Reopen In Karnataka From 25th October


The Karnataka Government, as per the recent report has decided to open classes for 1st to 5th standard from 25th of October with strict adherence to covid-19 protocols and other standard school operating procedures. This news was announced by the education minister on Monday, as per the expert recommendation and the wish of the Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

He also added that classes might function fully from the 1st of November. The children will get trained for one week in order to create awareness on covid. They would be also required to bring their parent’s consent letter for attending the physical classes. At the entry of the school premises, there shall be a covid-19 screening test in order to detect the symptoms.

Classrooms are allowed to operate with 50% capacity. Hand sanitizers would be provided to the students and a physical distance of at least one should be maintained in the classroom. School management will also ensure that there is no crowd at the exit and entry points of the school premises. The restroom and the classrooms would get disinfected daily and the teachers and staff who have been vaccinated with two doses of covid-19 will only be allowed. Teachers who are over 50 years of age will have to use face shield as well.

The Education Minister also informed that there had been a lot of pressure from the parents of the primary school-going kids for reopening of the schools. He also further added that there is no future plan to cut down or reduce the syllabus as the teachers are also not in the favour of doing so.