Srinagar, Sep 21, KNT: The Higher Secondary Schools opened in Kashmir Valley on Monday, after a gap of about six months as they were closed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
However, as per the government guidelines, the Higher Secondary Schools have been opened given the students choice that they can attend voluntarily and the attendance is not mandatory.
An official told news agency Kashmir capital Srinagar that regular classes have not been started yet and the students were being given homework only. He said in some schools, teachers took classes and students maintained proper physical distancing.
“The attendance of students remained low on day one and it will increase with time,” said an official.
He said students are allowed to attend schools after consent from their parents at one time to ensure the maintenance of social distancing and all students must wear masks. “They will be medically screened and the school teachers and staff are being permitted to come to school after Covid-19 negative report.”
Sources said that attendance of students was reported very low almost in all educational institutions. In some schools, teachers too were found absent. (KNT)