Srinagar: In wake of spike in Covid19 positive cases, Government has today asked the District Magistrates to take a call regarding continuation of physical classes or online classes in their respective jurisdictions.
An order issued by School Education Department which lies with KNS reads: “Kindly refer Government Order ( s ) quoted above , regarding re-opening of schools / guidelines on COVID containment measures in JKUT , wherein detailed SOPs were mentioned to be followed for opening of schools across IKUT.”
” It has been observed that surge of pandemic COVID – 19 has wide variation among districts . In view of above , decision regarding running of physical classes vis a vis online classes requires to be taken at district level by the Competent Authority,” order reads.
The order signed by Deputy Secretary School Education Department reads, ”
I am directed to convey that all the District Magistrates / Chairman DDMAs of Kashmir / Jammu Division ( s ) shall take a call on the continuation of academic activities i.e. physical classes or online classes in their respective jurisdiction , keeping in view the safety of the students and present trend of Pandemic COVID – 19 in different districts , Chief Education Officer and other authorities will assist in taking such decisions”.
It is worth to mention that National Institute of Technology Srinagar has ordered closure of physical classes yesterday. (KNS)