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COVID-19: Schools, colleges, coaching centres to ‘partially’ reopen in Rajasthan from Jan 18

January 5, 2021, 10:32 pm

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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

Jaipur: In a major decision, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday announced that the schools, colleges and coaching centres will reopen with certain conditions from January 18. Since the lockdown was imposed, the educational institutions in Rajasthan were closed. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesdays said that since the COVID-19 situation is under control in the state, the government has decided to allow education institutes to reopen with certain conditions.

As per CM Gehlot’s instructions, the medical colleges, dental colleges, nursing colleges and paramedical colleges will reopen from January 11. The schools for the students of Class 9, 10, 11 and 12, will reopen from January 18. In schools, coaching institutions and colleges, only 50% of the students will be allowed to join the classes on the first day. The remaining 50% will be allowed to join the classes the next day. The classes will be held for only final year students of universities and colleges. Children of up to 8th standard will be allowed to take online classes only. Similarly, all the college students except for those studying in the final year will be allowed to take online classes only.

The teachers will be trained on COVID-19 guidelines, so that they can follow social distancing and other measures to contain the spread of the virus.

First published: January 5, 2021