Schools In Kashmir Reopen After A Year; Parents’ Approval Must For Students

Srinagar: After almost a year, schools reopened in Kashmir on Monday. The schools were closed since March 9, 2020, in view of the country-wide lockdown after the outbreak of COVID-19.

Students who had written permission from the parents were only allowed to attend schools by the authorities, reported news agency PTI.

Several private schools had sought parents’ no-objection certificates, absolving the school management of any blame in case of any health issue arising due to physical classes.

According to the report, several schools had even asked students to bring along medical fitness certificates on the day of school reopening.

As per government order, middle school level classes (VIth to VIIIth) are slated to reopen on March 8. The remaining classes are scheduled to reopen on March 18.

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