Bihar schools, colleges, universities to reopen with 50 percent attendance

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced resuming of schools, colleges and universities with 50 per cent attendance.

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Team Careers360 | July 5, 2021 | 04:35 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Bihar government has decided to reopen schools, colleges and universities and resume the classes in an offline mode in the state. After reviewing the Covid-19 situation, colleges, technical educational institutions, government training institutes, and Classes for 11th and 12th will reopen with 50 per cent attendance, said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday.

While announcing this, the chief minister also said that special arrangements will be made for vaccinating adult students, teachers, and staff of educational institutions across the state.

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Last month, state Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary had said “the reopening of educational institutes will be done in a phased manner if the situation continues to improve in the state,” as per a report of Hindustan Times. In the first phase, colleges and universities will be allowed to resume classes, high schools to reopen in the second phase while primary and middle schools will reopen in the third phase.

Schools and colleges have remained closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In October, the schools and colleges were reopened but the government had to be shut down again due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

During the closure of schools and colleges, several states have also cancelled the board exams. The results of board exams 2021 will be declared on the basis of internal assessments and last qualifying exam marks. The Supreme Court had also asked the regional boards to announce the results by July 31, 2021.

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