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Punjab coronavirus update: Govt allows schools to reopen from October 15

The Punjab government said that a decision had been taken to reopen schools and coaching institutions from October 15 in a graded manner

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Coronavirus | Punjab | Schools

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A school girl doing her homework. Photo: Shutterstock
A school girl doing her homework. Photo: Shutterstock

The government said on Monday that a decision had been taken to reopen and coaching institutions from October 15 in a graded manner.

Students of only classes 9-12 are permitted to attend with parental consent and without making attendance compulsory, according to a statement.

However, online classes shall continue to be the preferred mode of teaching and be encouraged.

The schools, which are being allowed to open after October 15, will have to mandatorily follow the standard operating procedures, to be issued by the School Education Department.

Higher educational institutions only for research scholars and post-graduate students in science and technology streams laboratory work are also permitted to open after October 15, it said.

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First Published: Tue, October 13 2020. 06:34 IST
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