Schools reopen in Kashmir amid COVID-19 protocol after nearly an year

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Srinagar: High and higher secondary schools reopened on Monday in a staggered manner across Kashmir and winter zone areas of Jammu division amid COVID-19 protocol after having remained closed for nearly an year.

To ensure that only 50 per cent students are present on any given day, the schools have applied an odd-even formula.

So far as schools upto class 8, only teachers turned up on Monday for preparation as the students from elementary to middle standard have been asked to physically attend classes from March 8. old GNS.

Last week, colleges opened in Kashmir after more than 11 months when Covid-19 pandemic prompted closure of educational institutions across the Valley.

Even before the outbreak of pandemic, the educational institutions had remained closed for nearly an year on account of the security and communication clampdown following the revocation of the Article 370 by the Central government on August 5, 2019.

The educational institutions had reopened in summer zone areas of Jammu last month. While the educational institutes for 9 to 12th had started from February 1, the class work for the students of classes 1 to 8 resumed a week later.