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Mumbai: School To Resume 100% Offline Classes From "This" Date In March - Read Guidelines Here

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to allow schools to resume on pre-pandemic capacity and timing. This means, for the first time, schools in the city will be 100 per cent functional in offline mode nearly after two years.

Mumbai: School To Resume 100% Offline Classes From "This" Date In March - Read Guidelines Here
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to allow schools to resume on pre-pandemic capacity and timing. This means, for the first time, schools in the city will be 100 per cent functional in offline mode nearly after two years.

This development comes as the COVID-19 cases witness a huge drop in Mumbai.

As per the circular issued by the civic body, all schools of all streams and mediums shall start full time and in full capacity from March 2.

For this, the BMC has already directed to commence classroom teaching from pre-primary to Standard XII as per pre-pandemic timetable.

Moreover, the BMC has also permitted to resume full time offline classes for schools catering to special and physically challenged students. Though, the schools for children with special needs are supposed to take a consent letter from the parents for pre-pandemic functioning.

Besides, there is a condition that all the teachers must be fully vaccinated, and the temperature of the students should be checked before they enter the school.

The circular issued by the BMC also allowed schools to give lunch breaks and organise curricular and extra-curricular activities like that of pre-pandemic time.

The schools can also allow bus services for the students now.

Ahead of the announcement by the BMC, Guardian Minister of Mumbai Suburban District, Aaditya Thackeray held a meeting to ensure that the school resumes from March onwards. As before, schedule, attendance, extracurricular activities, the introduction of school buses were discussed. Considering the declining number of patients, it is our intention to undo the education by following the necessary rules.”

He also added that schools would be encouraged to organise vaccination camps for children above 15 years of age to ensure their safety.

“Schools will also be encouraged to conduct immunization camps for students above 15 years of age in the school premises with the help of Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Education Department, and doctors as per the consent of the parents by fixing fixed rates for the students who are eligible for COVID vaccination,” he added.

Earlier, schools across Maharashtra were reopened in January, however, they were instructed to operate on 50 percent capacity.

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