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Lower primary classes reopen after 19 months

Teachers welcome students in the government primary school in Hindalga in Belagavi district, Karnataka on October 25, 2021.   | Photo Credit: Badiger P.K.

After 19 months, lower primary classes reopened on October 25. While government and aided schools welcomed students in standards I to V back to the classroom, many private schools have decided to defer the reopening after Deepavali.

The resumption of physical classes has come as a huge relief to a majority of parents, especially those who had enrolled their children in government and aided schools that did not have the infrastructure to conduct online classes.

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Principals of private schools that have delayed the resumption of offline classes said they would do so only after taking consent from all parents.

B.R. Supreet, secretary, Oxford School, Nagarbhavi, said although they had initially planned to reopen lower primary classes on Monday, they decided to start these classes on November 8. “We had asked for consent letters from parents who requested us to reopen after Deepavali,” he said.

Many school managements said it would be difficult for them to run both offline and online classes.

R. Vishal, Commissioner for Public Instruction, urged parents to opt for offline classes. He said midday meals for students in lower primary classes would start on November 2.

 

Students of 1 to 5th standard at a school in Ganganagar in Bengaluru on October 25, 2021.

Students of 1 to 5th standard at a school in Ganganagar in Bengaluru on October 25, 2021.   | Photo Credit: Sudhakara Jain

 

 

Children at BET Convent School at Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru on October 25, 2021.

Children at BET Convent School at Rajarajeshwarinagar in Bengaluru on October 25, 2021.   | Photo Credit: K. MURALI KUMAR

 

 

Teachers had decorated the school to welcome children who returned to classrooms after nearly one-and-a-half years, in Belagavi district.

Teachers had decorated the school to welcome children who returned to classrooms after nearly one-and-a-half years, in Belagavi district.   | Photo Credit: Badiger P.K.

Students being welcomed at a primary school in Mysuru on October 25, 2021.

Students being welcomed at a primary school in Mysuru on October 25, 2021.   | Photo Credit: M.A. Sriram

 


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