Ministry instructs for preparations to reopen primary schools
Published: 05:11 PM, 8 September 2020 Updated: 05:12 PM, 8 September 2020
The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education has instructed to start preparations for reopening the government primary schools amid the coronavirus situation by implementing the hygiene rules.
A directive in this regard was issued on Tuesday signed by Shamim Ara Nazneen, deputy secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.
According to the directive, guidelines have been formulated to reopen government primary schools in compliance with public health and hygiene regulations in the case of coronavirus (Covid-19). In such a situation, it has been requested to take necessary steps by sending the guidelines for reopening the school at the school level in compliance with public health and hygiene rules.
At the same time, all the steps of the ministry made posters, leaflets have been asked to be distributed among the parents and students as part of the preparation process. In the meantime, a request has been made to present a draft in this regard.
The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education will issue more than 50 health safety guidelines before reopening schools to ensure the safety of students. The teaching activities will be conducted in compliance with these instructions, the sources said.
Ministry sources further said that guidelines have been prepared for conducting lessons in government primary schools keeping the teachers and students safe. Various instructions have also been given on what to do before and during the opening of the school.
In the meantime, more than 50 instructions will be given in three separate categories. These categories will determine the direction of how the classes will be conducted every day.
Besides, guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ministry of Health will be followed to ensure health protection among students.