Schools to reopen in Kashmir on March 1

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Jammu: After summer zones of Jammu division, UT administration on Monday ordered reopening of all the government and private educational institutions in Kashmir division and winter zones of Jammu region “in a staggered manner’’ from March 1 onwards.

“All government educational institutions including recognized private schools shall open in a staggered manner for academic activities’’, said an order issued by Administrative Secretary School Education Department, B K Singh,  adding “for class 9 to 12 from March 1’’.

However, in case of elementary classes (upto class 8), only teachers have been asked to attend for making preparations from March 1. The students shall physically attend classes from March 8, order read.

Principal Sainik School at Nagrota in  Jammu has been asked to follow February 8 advisory of the Ministry of Defence for reopening of the school.

Last month, UT administration had ordered reopening of high and higher secondary schools from February 1. In case of elementary classes, it had asked teachers to attend from that day for preparation, adding that students shall physically attend classes from February 8.

It asked the schools to strictly follow the COVID-19 standard operation procedures (SOPs) in their premises.