Educational institutions to reopen from Feb 14 and 28 in Summer, Winter Zones of J&K

Srinagar: The authorities on Sunday decided to reopen all educational institutions in Jammu and Kashmir from February 14 and February 28 in Summer and Winter Zones of the Union Territory respectively.
According to an order issued by State Executive Committee (SEC), a copy of which lies with Kashmir News Service (KNS) offline classes for 9th and 10th in Summer zone will commence from February, while rest of the classes commence from February 21.
The order stated that all educational institutions in winter zone will start offline classes from February 28z
It reads that all Universities, Colleges, Polytechnics, ITls, etc. shall commence routine offline (physical attendance) teaching after ensuring readiness for enforcement of Covid Appropriate Behaviour and Standard Operating
Procedures from February 14.
“All the students between 15-17 age group coming to attend regular offline classes must carry a vaccination certificate with them. The Head of the institutions must ensure that guidelines related to social distancing and Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) are strictly followed including regular screening at the entrance to the institution. They shall also
screen any symptomatic student and ensure their testing to contain any possibility of spread of the virus in their institutions.”
It reads that all Summer Zone Schools in J&K shall open in a phased manner. “Classes from 9th to 12th can commence routine offline teaching from 14.02.2022. All the students of 15-17 age group coming to attend regular offline classes must carry a vaccination certificate with them.”
It also reads that head of Institutions must ensure vaccination of every student above 15 years of age in their respective institutions. “The vaccination adherence shall be ensured through coordination with the Department of Health and Medical Education J&K. Every school must further ensure full compliance to Covid Appropriate Behaviour and SOPs. They must also ensure screening and testing of any symptomatic students to contain any possibility of spread.”
It reads that the offline mode of teaching for remaining junior classes in Summer Zone Schools shall begin from 21.02.2022. “Head of Institutions shall be responsible for adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour in their respective schools and prepare proper plans for the same.”
It reads that the Winter Zone Schools of J&K shall commence offline teaching for all classes after 28th of February 2022. “The Head of the Institutions must ensure that guidelines related to vaccination for students above 15 years, social distancing norms and Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) are followed strictly including regular screening at the entrance of the Institution.”
It further reads that Coaching Centres for Civil Services, Engineering, NEET etc. are permitted to adopt offline mode of teaching subject to condition that both faculty members as well as students are fully vaccinated and the Head of the centre ensures due precautions such as CAB and adherence to SOP. (KNS)

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