In view of the rapidly declining cases of corona virus (COVID 19) infections, states across the country have opened school-colleges for almost all classes (classes 1 to 12 and higher education classes). Students have returned to school-colleges for almost two years. With board exams approaching 2022, many states have started offline classes for standard 10, 12 students. Schools, colleges, universities have also issued Covid-19 guidelines for resumption of physical classes. But still schools and colleges are not fully open in many states. Some of these schools and colleges will reopen on February 21.

Offline classes will start from February 21 at BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) decided to reopen the campus for PhD students on February 10 with immediate effect. The university has decided to resume offline classes with certain rules. Final year classes in the Faculty of Agriculture, Veterinary and Science, Institute of Management, Environment and Sustainable Development were started in offline mode with immediate effect. The first and second year offline classes will start on February 21, 2022.

Online classes will no longer be held in Gujarat

The Gujarat government has decided to close online classes and has said that classes will have to be taken in offline mode in state schools and colleges from February 21. The state government had earlier offered the option of online or offline classes for standard 10, 12 as well as college students. Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Waghan said that after February 21, no classes will be taken online as all schools and colleges will be able to start offline classes on their campuses.

Evening schools will be open in Kerala from February 21

Offline classes have started in Kerala since last Monday (February 14, 2022) but morning schools. Teachers ‘unions have protested against the government’s reopening guidelines for finalizing the education minister’s meeting with teachers’ unions on Tuesday. The meeting was instructed to open the school by noon. Evening regular classes will begin on February 21st. Education Minister V Sivankutty said the directive would apply to all schools, including those following the ICSE and CBSE curriculum.

Pre-primary schools will also open in Goa

Goa education department has ordered reopening of all schools, including pre-primary, from Monday. Director of Education Bhushan Sawaikar said the decision to reopen the schools was taken in view of the declining number of Kovid-19 cases in the state. He said students can be given time off in the early days if necessary. The circular states that the examination should be conducted in offline mode only and school uniforms should not be insisted upon by the authorities.

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