The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday, in a statement, confirmed the reopening of high schools and other educational institutes with 50% capacity in UP. It further stated that classes 9-12 will restart the teaching-learning process on campus from the 16th of August whereas state-run colleges and universities will be commenced from early September.
In a meeting held in the Lok Bhavan today, UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath along with Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma observed that covid- 19 situations in the state is under control and the educational institutions can be re-opened safely. However, the educational institutes are to strictly observe only 50% of their attendance and must maintain all covid protocols. It will be mandatory for students to wear masks and to follow social distancing norms. The Students are to be allowed within the campus only if the guardian provides a letter of consent.
The school students of higher classes, on 15th August, will observe the 75th Independence Day in their school premises before their much-awaited commencement of classes on 16th.
"Students of high (class 9 and 10) and intermediate (class 11 and 12) schools will participate in the 75th Independence Day celebrations on August 15. And on August 16, teaching-learning will commence in the schools with half capacity, while adhering to the COVID-19 protocol," Additional Chief Secretary (Information), Navneet Sehgal told the Press Trust of India after the meeting.
CM Yogi urged the authorities concerned to arrange for, provisions of sanitiser, infra-red thermometers and masks inside the campuses. Upon reopening, vaccination drives for students above the age of 18 will also be conducted in the school.
Regarding the admission process, the CM was clarified that the pending results of the 10th and 12th have been declared and the admission to undergraduate courses will start from 5th August.