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Punjab to reopen schools for Classes 5 to 12 from January 7

Chandigarh, January 6

Punjab school education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Wednesday, said that following the persistent demand of parents, the state government has decided to reopen all government, semi-government and private schools from January 7 onwards. Mr. Singla said that the timings of the schools will be from 10 am to 3 pm and students only from class V to XII will be allowed to attend physical classes in the schools.

Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that while giving his nod, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed them to ensure the safety of the children amid Covid-19 pandemic. He added that following the directions of the CM, all school managements have been asked to strictly comply with the directions of the government specially advisory issued by the health department to avert the threat of contraction of coronavirus.

The cabinet minister informed that the education department had taken feedback from the school heads and besides ensuring safety of the children, they have also suggested the department to reopen the schools before the annual exams for final revision of the students.

“CM Capt. Amarinder Singh has launched “Mission Shat Pratishat ” while presiding over a mega event of Smart Phone distribution to the students of class XII on November 07, last year. After announcement, the whole education department, specially the school teachers, have been geared up to turn the vision of the CM into reality by putting in dedicated efforts at the cutting edge level,” the Education Minister further added while lauding the teachers for acting as real Corona warriors to provide quality education facilities to the students

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