No exam within 2 months of school opening
Published: 04:11 PM, 23 January 2021
The Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has issued guidelines on reopening the long-closed school-college by February 4. No exams will be taken within two months of the school opening, the directive said.
The guidelines also ask students to create a pleasant environment by shifting and sitting in class at a safe distance, including the first 15 days. So it has been said that no exams will be taken in two months.
The issue of health protection of students has been given utmost importance in the guidelines for opening the educational institutions. Class activities will start while maintaining social distance. It has also been suggested to check the student’s temperature with a thermometer before entering the school.
The benches in each classroom have been asked to be placed at a distance of 3 feet. If the length of the bench is less than 5 feet, then one student can sit on each bench. If the length of the bench is 5-7 feet, two students can sit on each bench. Thus, 12 students will be able to seat on six benches.
If a student’s body temperature rises, arrangements should be made to send him/her home or to a health center. Marking should be done at a distance of three feet on the way to enter the institution.
Everyone must wear masks. No educational activities can be conducted without a mask.
Besides, the hotline number should be hung in a visible place in the educational institution in coordination with the local administration and health department.
The 39-page guideline has been prepared in collaboration with UNICEF.
After the first Covid-19 patient was identified in the country on March 8 last year, all educational institutions were shut down from March 18. The closure has been extended till January 30 this year.