It’s back to school for students in Karnataka from May 16

Government and schools helped to welcome students back with treats, lunches and cultural events

Government and schools helped to welcome students back with treats, lunches and cultural events

After 35 days of summer vacation, students in Karnataka will return to class as all schools – state and central councils – reopen for the 2022-23 school year on Monday. There is going to be a festive atmosphere in many schools. In line with Department of Public Instruction (DPI) instructions, all government and aided schools plan to welcome students with lunches, sweets and even cultural events. The schools will be decorated with flowers and rangoli. The DPI has even set up teams in each taluk to make surprise visits to schools and review arrangements.

Due to the pandemic and subsequent closures, schools were closed for almost two years. Without any physical lessons, the students had lost their learning abilities. For the recovery of learning skills, DPI has implemented the program “Kalika Chetarike” (learning recovery) for students in classes I to X, and “Vidya Pravesh” for students in classes I to III for those entering the school environment for the first time. . The management of private schools plan to set up bridging courses for all students.

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, BC Nagesh, said, “We successfully held meetings with all teachers, school development and monitoring committee members and local elected officials in all districts regarding the grand opening of schools. We had a positive response from everyone. Due to the COVID-19 closures, schools were closed for two years and students lost their learning abilities. To address this learning gap, DPI is implementing Kalika Chetarike in all schools and has already provided training to all teachers in this regard.

On the other hand, private managements prefer to follow COVID-19 standards and have sanitized classrooms. Mask-wearing, thermal scanning and the use of sanitizer have been made mandatory for all students and staff. .

Mansoor Ali Khan, President of Delhi Public School, said: “There is no compromise with COVID-19 standards. We strictly follow all protocols. To fill the learning gap, we are setting up bridging courses for all students.

Private schools are also delighted to welcome students back. D. Shashikumar, General Secretary, Associated Directorates of Primary and Secondary Schools, said, “Students are happy and parents are very keen to send their children to school. But the real challenge is the loss of academics and motivation, along with the provision of advice and vaccination. According to government guidelines, we will make the necessary arrangements to vaccinate all students over the age of 12. »

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has also come forward to help the students by extending the validity of the previous year’s bus pass until June 30.

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