Unlock 5.0: Education Ministry Issues Guidelines For Reopening of Schools, Colleges



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New Delhi: The Education Ministry on Saturday released guidelines for reopening of schools during the Unlock 5 phase. As per the guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions can also open outside containment zones after October 15. However, the decision on whether to reopen educational institutions has been left with the states/UTs. For schools/coaching centres Students can come to school but they will need a written consent of their parents or guardians. Online learning will still be encouraged in case students decide not to come to schools. States and Union Territories will need to prepare their SOPs in line with the Centre’s Unlock 5 guidelines, and in accordance with the ground situation in their respective units.
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Unlock 5.0 school reopening guidelines issued by Education Ministry: Check here



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Unlock 5.0 school reopening guidelines issued by Education Ministry: Check here

The Education Ministry has tweeted the school reopening guidelines for Unlock 5.0. As per the directives for lifting the Covid-19 lockdown, schools, colleges and education intuitions in India can choose to reopen after October 15 only in non-containment zones. The exact dates will be subject to what the state governments decide.

For schools and coaching centres, governments of the individual states or union territories will tale the decision after consulting with the managements of the schools or institutions.

The Department of Higher Education will decide on the timing of the opening of colleges and other higher education institutions in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Most parents are unwilling to send their kids to school till the Covid-19 danger is completely over. States like Uttar Pradesh have already issued the state-wise school reopening guidleines.

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