Rohtak: Two schools — Government High School at Sonepat’s Bazidpur Saboli village and Government Senior Secondary School at Nigdhu village in Karnal — have been picked by the Haryana government to start demo classes for the students appearing for board exams. Classes will start next week.
Government Senior Secondary School principal Dharmpal said that parents of several students had given written consent which was sent to the education department for approval.
“The board class students and their parents expressed the need for schools to be reopened for them as they are facing problems with online learning. Many of the students are lagging as they do not have phones to access the study material. We will open the schools from next week while following the standard operating procedures (SOP),” he was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Dharmpal further stated that his school is contemplating reducing the class strength and to train the staff in maintaining the SOPs.
“We will provide masks and sanitisers at the main gate. The body temperature of all students will be checked before they enter the premises,” he added.
Class XII student from the Government Senior Secondary School, Nigdhu village, Sonam seemed excited with the arrangement.
“It is a privilege for us that the government is going to start demo classes in our school. We have lagged due to the lockdown. Now, the situation is getting better. The COVID cases are increasing but fatalities are decreasing. We are ready to go back to school,” Sonam said.