Patna: Almost a yr after the Centre imposed a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, the Bihar authorities has determined to reopen colleges for main lessons from March 1, 2021.
Nitish Kumar-led BJP-JDU authorities in Bihar has issued pointers, which have to be strictly adopted, for the colleges within the state. The federal government additionally revealed that an inspection of scholars can be carried out within the colleges after 15 days of reopening, and it’ll act because the deciding issue for the longer term course.
“We have now determined to reopen the college for junior college students from March 1. A progress examine after 15 working days will determine the continuance or discontinuance of the lessons,” stated Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar in a press release.
All colleges, schools and academic establishments have been closed following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of a nationwide lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, because the nation enters a comparatively secure floor, with a dip in lively COVID-19 instances, the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs allowed colleges and schools to reopen in a “phased method”.
Earlier in Bihar, the state authorities had reopened colleges for increased secondary lessons, 9 to 12, from February 4. Adopted by reopening of secondary lessons, 6 to eight, in the identical week.
The state authorities has emphasised upon the significance of COVID-19 protocols and has made it necessary for colleges to observe them.
Moreover, It has additionally been revealed that lessons can be held in shifts and solely 50 per cent of scholars can be allowed to go to the colleges.
“We have now additionally requested the well being division for random testing of scholars and academics within the colleges. Wherever any case is detected, the colleges should be closed instantly. We wish the colleges to run, however there can be no leniency in following the Covid protocol,” the state authorities stated.