Schools Reopening: These states will resume normal classes in schools from January 2021


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  • Many states have decided to reopen the schools from January 2021.
  • Schools are majorly being reopened for students of higher classes.
  • Strict Covid-19 safety rules will be imposed in all the schools for regular classes.
Educational institutes, including schools and colleges, have been shut down across India since March 2020, ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country. Schools were shut down in all states for nearly 8 months to protect the students from the pandemic.
Months after the shutdown of schools across the country, the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the gradual reopening of schools with several Covid-19 safety guidelines in place, as per the discretion of the respective state government.
Many states across India have already decided to reopen the schools in their jurisdiction after reviewing the Covid-19 situation in their areas. Though many state governments have decided to reopen the schools in January 2021.
Most of the states are only reopening the schools for higher classes such as classes 9 to 12 as these students have the most academic pressure and have to appear for the board exams set to take place in the first half of 2021.

States reopening schools from January 2021


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The government of Bihar has announced that the schools in the states will reopen from January 4 for students of classes 9 to 12. Apart from the schools in the state, the government is also reopening coaching centres, degree colleges, medical colleges, and engineering colleges.


The schools in Karnataka will also be reopening from January 1 for students of classes 6 to 12. Students will also have to show a signed consent form by their parents, allowing them to attend regular classes in school premises.


The government of Assam has decided to reopen the schools in the state from January 1 for students of all classes. Assam government has decided to resume the normal functioning of all educational institutes from January as the Covid-19 situation in the state is under control.


The government of Puducherry has decided to reopen the schools in the union territory from January 4, with all the required Covid-19 safety measures. The schools will start with half-day classes and resume full-day classes from January 18.


The administration of Pune will be reopening the schools in the city from January 4, as per the Pune Municipal Corporation. The schools will only be reopened for students of classes 9 to 12 in the first phase with several Covid-19 safety guidelines.


Though no final dates for reopening the schools have been issued, the government of Rajasthan will most likely reopen the schools in the state from the first week of January for the higher classes, after conducting a trial of around 15 days.
The government of Delhi has not yet announced any decision regarding the reopening of schools in the national capital yet. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that the schools will only be reopened after the Covid-19 safety vaccine is made available.


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