It was decided to resume educational work in secondary and higher secondary schools and colleges from November 23 after Diwali in the state at a state cabinet meeting chaired by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today.
Giving this information, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said that schools and colleges have been closed since March in Gujarat due to Coronavirus- Covid-19. Postgraduate, medical, and paramedical classes will be started in the first phase at the college and university. At the same time, only the final year classes will be started under the undergraduate classes. ITI and Polytechnic College will also be functioning from 23 November along with final year classes in the Faculty of Engineering.
The Education Minister said that following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Central Government, the system of online education by the schools and colleges in the state will continue to be maintained. Principles have also been instructed to follow the instructions to arrange for students to be called in a phased manner so that school and college premises are not crowded. For this, the state government has also asked to make necessary arrangements for academic work three-day a week for class 9th and 11th and the remaining three days for class 10th and 12th under the aud-even formula. Chudasama clearly stated that the presence of students would not be mandatory. Entities must also obtain the written consent of the guardian. It will also be asked to keep in mind that every student should bring his mask, water bottle, books, and nasta etc. from home and do not share it with other students.