Jaipur: After a gap of 19 months the offline classes of 1st-5th standard have resumed in Rajasthan from Monday and with this schools have reopened for all classes in the state.
The attendance was quite low on the first day as parents are reluctant in sending their wards to school due to the COVID-19 pandemic but teachers are hopeful of good attendance in a week or so. Sourabh Swamy the director of secondary education has said that hopefully, classes will resume with full capacity very soon.
Notably, the COVID-19 infection is very much in control in the state with just 77 active cases and no deaths for about a month.
Still, the government has directed the schools to resume the classes with 50 per cent capacity and to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol. There will be no assembly, sports activities, and gatherings in the school till further orders. The mid-day meal will not be cooked and students will not be allowed to share the lunchboxes and stationery.
It is to note that the Rajasthan government has reopened the schools in three phases. Classes for 9th-12th resumed in the first phase about 20 days ago, then classes for 6th-8th resumed from 20th of this month and now primary classes have resumed.
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