Bihar School News: All the educational institutions across the country have been shut even before the nationwide lockdown came into effect in the last week of March 2020. As the threat of the pandemic had been increasing steadily, state governments decided to extend the shutdown of the schools for the time being. This had an effect on the students because they were designed to continue their studies using whatever resources are available to them. But in the latest guidelines issued by the central government, indications have been given that educational activities might resume from the second phase of the unlock.

This has prompted the concerned authorities in Bihar to start working towards the resumption of the educational activities in the state. Mr. Giriwar Dayal, Director of Secondary Education, Bihar has issued letters to all District Education Officers in this regard. All DEOs have been instructed to get in touch with the concerned stakeholders which includes students, parents, teachers, guardians, and school administration, and gather their feedback regarding the resumption of the classroom sessions across the schools in the state of Bihar. Check | NCERT Solution For Class 9 Science Chapter 1 Matter In Our Surroundings

Details of The Guidelines Issued By The Bihar Education Department

The Director of Secondary Education has instructed all the District Education Officers across the 38 districts in the state to avoid meeting with the stakeholders in person. Instead, they have been instructed to collect feedback and suggestions from the stakeholders through WhatsApp or Email. The complete report has to be filed with the Director of Secondary Education latest by 7th June 2020. Check Also: NCERT Released Alternative Academic Calendar For CBSE 11th And 12th: HRD Minister Announces New Updates

The Director of Secondary Education has also suggested a ten-point query that must be carried out by the DEOs. The suggestions include inquiring regarding the starting of the new academic session, a maximum number of students to be allowed in a class, date of re-opening of the institutions, duration of the class, as well as the prayer assembly.

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Decision Welcomed By The Private Schools And Welfare Association

The decision of the state government to start working towards re-opening the schools in Bihar has been welcomed by the Private Schools and Welfare Association. This association represents more than 25,000 recognized private schools in Bihar. When questioned regarding the response of the association towards the decision of the government, Mr. Shamael Ahmad, National present, Private Schools, and Welfare Association stated that “Schools should be opened in a phased manner. In the first phase, senior secondary sections should be reopened, followed by secondary sections, and so on. The seating arrangement should be planned to ensure minimal physical contact among students.” Check Also: Bihar Board 10th Result 2020: BSEB Matric Scrutiny From 29 May, Check How to Apply for Scrutiny

He also reiterated that the priority of the government and the schools would be to resume academic activities and classroom sessions, extracurricular activities, and events that can wait for now.

So, now the students in Bihar can hope to resume their classroom sessions soon and continue with their academics in the desired manner.

 

Schools in Delhi have been closed since 16th March 2020, and now that the summer holidays have been announced by the government, the schools in Delhi will not be reopening anytime soon. But the government of Delhi has already started the preparations for the resumption of educational activities in the schools as soon as possible. Another step taken in this direction includes the latest decision of the Delhi Government wherein suggestions have been invited from students, principals, parents, and teachers regarding reopening of schools post Coronavirus lockdown.

Announcing the decision, the Delhi education minister, Mr. Manish Sisodia said, “We have faced challenges in the past; the difference this time is that the entire world is facing it together. Soon, we will learn to live with the coronavirus disease. Slowly, things will open up, and so will the schools. However, this also means that new ideas of schools and learning will have to be scripted.”

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The Education Minister reiterated that it is time that we accept that this virus is here to stay amongst us. Keeping this in mind, students, parents, and teachers need to learn a new way to study, which requires out of the box thinking. He said, “For decades, schools had a set pattern, standardized classes, times, way of functioning. These need to be re-imagined now.”

As per the guidelines of the state government, The Directorate of Education, Delhi Government has issued a new form on its website, wherein suggestions have been invited from parents, teachers, principals, and students. The government of Delhi issued a statement while releasing the form that read, “Students, teachers, principals, and parents whose children are studying in schools can give their inputs. Respondents submitting practical and out of the box suggestions will be invited to share their thoughts with the Education Minister of Delhi through an online platform.”

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In order to formulate a strategy and create a blueprint, Mr. Sisodia will be inviting key stakeholders from across the city for meetings and discussions. A statement was issued by the Delhi Government announcing this decision, which read, “The dialogue sessions will be centered on how each stakeholder views the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid-19 situation, constraints we are likely to face in times to come, and steps that need to be taken from now onwards to create an education set up that ensures equitable quality learning and wellbeing of all children in post lockdown phase.”

In response, school principals and experts have suggested that from now on, schools will have to learn to operate in new ways. Some steps that can be included are rotational classes, no gatherings or annual functions or events, social distancing, regular sanitization of buildings, wearing face masks, use of online platforms, and online training for teachers. They added that this would have to be the way forward unless a vaccine is found to cure the virus.

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