Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 20
Punjab government will reopen its primary schools on January 27, a press release from the government said on Wednesday.
The press release quoted Punjab’s School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla of having cited persistent demands from parents to reopen primary schools.
Classes 3 and 4 will resume in-person classes from January 27, and Classes 1 and 2 will start on February 1. Classes will resume full time from 10 am to 3 pm. Students need parents written permission to attend classes in person.
Schools have been told to clean and sanitise classes and strictly follow COVID-19 protocol issued by the central government, the press release said.
The state government will release a detailed set of guidelines to district education officers, which they will have to circulate among both private and government-aided schools.
Schools are already conducting in-person classes for Classes 5 and up. Students need parents’ authorisation to attend these classes.