Chandigarh: The Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla has said that the Schools in Punjab will reopen tomorrow only for students from Class 5 to 12. The schools can work from 10 am to 3 pm according to the official statement.
The Minister said that the decision comes after persistent demand by parents to reopen all schools – government, semi-government and private ones.
“If the strength of the students is large in the school and social distancing norms are not maintainable, in that case school head or management may take a decision whether to hold the classes in two shifts or call the students at alternate days, at their own level,” he added.
He further added that the staff and students living in containment zones are not allowed to come to schools. Attendance is not compulsory. Students who want to continue with online learning can do so.