Punjab school education minister Vijay Inder Singla on Wednesday declared that following the persistent demand of parents, the state government has decided to reopen all government, semi-government and private schools in the state from January 7. Singla said that the schools will work from 10am to 3pm and students of Classes 5 to 12 will be permitted to go to classes.
While giving his gesture, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh guided schools to ensure the safety of children in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. All school administrations have been asked to carefully conform to the directions of the public advisory and warning issued by the health department.
Singla said that the education department had taken feedback from the school heads, who also suggested the department reopen the institutions before the annual exams for final revision of students. “Capt Amarinder Singh launched Mission Shat Pratishat while presiding an event for distributing PDAs to students of Class 12 on November 7 a year ago. After the announcement of the mission, the cutting edge, especially teachers, are set to ensure a good result,” the minister added.