New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Education on Saturday, released guidelines for reopening of schools and colleges during the phase of Unlock 5.0.
The latest guidelines cites that schools, colleges and other educational institutions can also open outside containment zones after October 15. But the Ministry of Education has left the decision on reopening educational institutions in the hands of states/UTs.
Guidelines for schools/coaching centres
Students can come to school but they will need a written permission of their parents or guardians.
Guidelines for reopening of schools/HEIs outside containment zones:
States/UTs may take a decision in respect of reopening of schools & coaching institutes after Oct 15, in a graded manner. pic.twitter.com/kp89ol48Cr
— Ministry of Education (@EduMinOfIndia) October 3, 2020
Schools and coaching centres must encourage online learning if the students decide not to attend schools due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Centre has also directed the states and Union Territories to prepare their SOPs in line with the Centre’s Unlock 5 guidelines.
Guidelines for colleges or higher institutions
Higher institutions can reopen only for PHd and PG students in Science and technology streams that need experimental or lab work.
Earlier an order was issued by the Union Minsitry of Home Affairs which said that it was not compulsory for schools to restart classes on October 15.