Some other schools have said they are preparing to resume physical classes for students and will resume soon.
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Earlier this month, the Uttar Pradesh government said schools would reopen for students in grades 9 to 12 with 50 per cent attendance from August 16. Cathedral Senior Secondary School here said about 100 students took part in the class on Monday.
“Offline classes for students in grades 9 to 12 have started today (Monday). About 20 percent of the total energy, about 100 students have come to join the class,” said Donald de Souza, chancellor and spokesman for the Catholic Diocese. Lucknow, told PTI.
Some schools, however, were closed.
La Martiniere Girls College has not reopened, its principal Ashrita Das said.
“We are planning to open the school from August 2,” said A Moras, principal of St. Francis College in Lucknow.
Not all parents agreed to send their children to school.
Prayagraj-based businessman Ashit Niyogi, whose son is a 10th class student, said he is happy that his son is attending online classes.
Neogy’s son, Apratim, was apprehensive about attending physical classes.
Puneet Mehrotra, whose daughter is in 9th class at a Lucknow-based school, said she wanted to send him to school, but it was not possible due to some technical issues with the consent form.
Her daughter Abna said she was ready to go to school, and wanted to meet her friends.
Classes at higher education institutions will resume from September 1, as per the UP government’s order issued earlier this month.
In a statement issued here on Monday, the government said that as per the recommendations of the state-level health expert advisory committee, secondary education institutions, higher, vocational and vocational education institutions have opened with 50 per cent attendance, and teaching has started.
Classes are held in two shifts, and the Covid-1 prot protocol is strictly adhered to, it said.
The statement said, “After the curfew, teaching activities for grades 6 to 8 can be resumed from August 2, and it can also be considered for grades 1 to 5 from September 1.”
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