Advertisement
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Odisha School Reopening: Classes VI, VII To Resume Soon

Offline classes have already resumed for students of Class VIII to XII in Odisha. Physical classes for students of Class I to VII are likely to reopen after Diwali

Odisha School Reopening: Classes VI, VII To Resume Soon
Odisha minister for School and Mass Education Sameer Ranjan Dash said that he was hopeful that all classes would resume by the New Year. | Representational Image
Odisha School Reopening: Classes VI, VII To Resume Soon
outlookindia.com
2021-11-03T14:25:34+05:30

Regular classes for students of Class VI and VII in Odisha may resume soon, minister for School and Mass Education Sameer Ranjan Dash said today.

Speaking to reporters in Sambalpur, the minister said deliberations were on about the feasibility of reopening of offline classes for students of class VI and VII and a final call on the issue would be taken soon. “The decision on resumption of classes I to V will be taken in the next phase. In taking a call on the issue, we will have to take into consideration the fact that it is unrealistic to expect small children to follow the Covid guidelines,” he said.

The minister said the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued for resumption of classes VIII to XII will have to be observed for resumption of classroom teaching for students of Class I to VII as well. He said he was hopeful that all classes would resume by the New Year.
Offline classes have already resumed for students of Class VIII to XII in the state. While classes for students of Class X and XII reopened on July 26, 2021, those for students of classes VIII and IX resumed on October 21 and 25 respectively.

On Sunday, the minister had indicated that physical classes for students of Class I to VII could reopen after Diwali in view of the improvement in the Covid situation in the state. “We are hopeful that a decision on reopening of classes I to VII will be taken by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik any time after Diwali,” he had said.

The resumption of the long-suspended classes has been generally welcomed by both students and their parents. However, some school authorities have expressed apprehension about whether it would be feasible to follow the SOP issued by the government once all classes resume. “As of now, we are able to follow the guidelines like wearing masks and maintaining social distance. But it would be difficult to observe when all classes resume,” said the headmaster of a school in Kendrapara district.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement