Schools reopen in Jammu division after around 11 months

Jammu: All the educational institutions excluding below 9th have reopened in Jammu after remaining off for over 11 months.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced the decision on Sunday. In the decision, the administration mentioned that schools, colleges, higher educational institutions, technical or skill institutions are allowed to open from February 1.

Educational institutions need to follow the Covid-19 SOPs, reads directions issued by the Union Ministry of Education as well as departments of school education, higher education, and skill development of the J&K government.

Schools in Kashmir division for class IX to XII will reopen as per schedule after the winter vacation. Schools in Kashmir are closed for winter vacation till February 28.

“In case of elementary classes, teachers shall attend schools from February 1 for preparation. Students should physically attend classes from February 8,” said an order issued by BK Singh, administrative secretary to the government.

However, standard operating procedures shall have to be followed in letter and spirit as per the suggestions of the district disaster management authorities. (PTK)