Amid Covid SOPs, junior schools reopen in Jammu

Jammu: After a gap of nearly two years, schools of junior classes amidst the COVID SOPs reopened in the summer zone of Jammu division on Monday.

School life in the junior classes on Monday limped back to normalcy almost after two years and the classes from I to VIII resumed.

However, many kids were first time visitors to the schools after getting enrolled during the COVID pandemic period.

According to officials, students were allowed to enter the school after thermal screening at the entrance gates and with sanitized hands.

Meanwhile children were in an upbeat mood and full of enthusiasm after reaching schools and meeting their classmates.

“Though schools have also been opened from Class I to Class VIII and there was no provision for vaccination of young children, special precautions have been directed to all the schools to protect them from corona infection,” said an official.

All schools have been directed to maintain hygiene and make sanitizers available outside classrooms.

Notably, schools from class IX to Class XII have already been opened from February 14.

“Many schools are also preparing to conduct examinations offline in the first week of March,” he added and hoped that the next Academic session will resume completely offline from April. (UNI)

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