Schools operate in teams; online course to continue: Sivankutty | Reopening of the Kerala school | Covid 19 Kerala | Kerala News
Thiruvananthapuram: Classes will be held in multiple shifts when schools reopen on November 1, Education Minister V Sivankutty said on Sunday. This is applicable to most schools with a large number of students. Some schools have enrollments of up to 7,000.
The government’s Covid-19 review committee decided on Saturday to reopen schools on November 1. Online courses will run alongside offline courses.
The Department of Health and the Department of Education will discuss protocols to be followed in schools. Children should wear masks, use disinfectants, and maintain social distancing. Instructions to follow when children use different modes of transportation to get to school will also be shown in chalk.
A detailed report will be submitted to the Chief Minister by October 15. As a prelude, discussions will take place with district collectors and health experts.
The shift system has been introduced in schools which have a total enrollment of over 7,000 students. This will be discussed with teachers’ organizations. Sivankutty said the decision to reopen the schools was taken after consulting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and dismissed all other reports making the ground.
Parents have expressed their concerns about the reopening of primary classes and are worried. The Minister added that the concerns of parents and students will be addressed and only then will we move forward.