Karnataka-Kerala border Dakshina Kannada district set to open schools from Sep 17, read details
As the positivity rate goes below 2% and with 115 new cases, Dakshina Kannada district administration has decided to reopen schools for class from 8 to 10 grade. While classes for 8th standard students will be held during the afternoon, 9th and 10 standard students will have to come in the morning. This decision was taken to avoid the crowd.
The Karnataka-Kerala border district Dakshina Kannada which witnessed over daily 300 cases and over 5 deaths on daily basis has now decided to reopen schools after the positivity rates dropped.
After the Education Department has put the ball in the respective District Administration's court in the bordering district for reopening of schools, last month, Dakshina Kannada has to wait till the situation became conductive.
Now from September 17, classes for 8 to 10 will begin with all Covid protocols.
As per Deputy Commissioner KV Rajendra, the classes for 8th standard students will be held in the afternoon whereas for class 9th and 10 students, they will have to come in the morning.
Wearing face masks is compulsory and all the students will be screened before being allowed inside the school.
As parents are showing hesitancy to send to school as students from Kerala also will be attending, online classes also have been arranged.
In many districts, following the orders from the Education department, classes for 9 to 12 were opened from August 23 after high schools students and PUC college students started to attend. Classes for 6 to 8 began from September 6 following the advice from the expert committee.
The government found it feasible to open as out if 6,000 plus tests only 14 students between class 9 to 12 were found to positive. This gave them the confidence to reopen the schools.'
Education minister BC Nagesh has told that after seeing the situation for one month and based on experts recommendation a decision to reopen schools to class 1 to 5 will be taken.
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