Unlock 4.0: School and Colleges

Education News | Sep-02-2020

Unlock 4.0: School and Colleges

In Unlock 4, which will come in light from September 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. The new guidelines, issued are based on feedback received from States and Union Territories, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday came out with Unlock 4.0 guidelines which said that From September 21 states and UTs may permit up to 50 percent of non - teaching and teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching or tele-counseling and related work. Also, the guidelines said that in areas outside the containment zones students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, only voluntary, for taking guidance from their teachers and this will be allowed only on the written consent of their parents or guardians.

The ministry said a Standard Operating Procedures will be issued by Health Ministry from September 21. Entrepreneurship or Skill training will be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Short term training centers registered with National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Development Missions, etc.

The Ministry of Home Affairs states that up to September 30, schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for students and regular class activity and online learning shall continue to be permitted and must be encouraged. The department of higher education in consultation with MHA, based on the assessment of the situation in states and UTs have permitted Higher Education Institutions only for research scholars (Ph.D.) and post-graduate students of technical and professional programs requiring laboratory or experimental works.