Schools Should Reopen In 6 Phases, Classes May Be Held In Open Ground: Recommends NCERT

New Delhi: As uncertainty looms over the reopening of schools in India, NCERT has submitted a tentative draft of guidelines for schools across states and UTs.

 According to a report in Dainik Bhaskar, the following guidelines have been submitted for approval.

 Schools will be reopened in 6 phases:

Phase 1 — Classes XI and XII

Phase 2 (1 week later) — Classes IX and X

Phase 3 (2 weeks later) — Classes VI, VII, VIII

Phase 4 (3 weeks later) — Classes III, IV, V

Phase 5 (4 weeks later) — Classes I and II

Phase 6 (5 weeks later) — Nursery & KG classes can be started only after getting consent of parents.

Besides reopening schools in different phases, following safety measures will be adopted by school authorities:

  • Odd-even formula to be implemented in class rooms on the basis of roll numbers.
  • Distance of 6 feet between students in class rooms to be strictly followed.
  • There shall not be more than 30 to 35 children in a class room.
  • It has also been recommended that instead of class rooms, classes can also be held in open field.
  • Children will not be allowed to share books, stationery or food with each other.
  • Face mask will be mandatory for every child.
  • Each student will get a fixed seat in the class room. Name of the student will be written on the desk and they have to sit in the same place every day.
  • Doors and windows will remain open and no air-conditioners will run in the class room.
  • School management will ensure that class rooms are sanitized on daily basis.
  • Morning Assembly and Annual Functions will not be held.
  • Students and staff will be screened at the gate before they enter the school campus.
  • No food stalls will be allowed outside the school gate.
  • Parents working in medical, safety or sanitation-related places will have to inform school authorities in advance.
  • No parent-teacher meeting to be conducted in schools.
  • Only those parents, who are unable to contact the teacher over phone, will be allowed to meet teachers.
  • As for students residing in hostels, each bed will be placed at a distance of six feet.

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