Bihar school and colleges reopen after over nine months
Patna : In a major relief to the students of Bihar, the administration has reopened all educational institutions, including schools and colleges after a long gap of over nine months.
The physical classes were held for students studying in class 9-12 and final year of the college. The institutions were announced closed on March 25 due to coronavirus lockdown in the nation.
Meanwhile, the students have been asked to mandatorily wear masks and use hand sanitizers during the classes. Schools and colleges have also been instructed to operate at half strength so that social distancing can be maintained.
The attendance of students remained thin as many of the parents remained suspicious over sending their kids to the institutions.
Some of the students, however, showed happiness over the decision to reopen the school.
"I am happy that schools have reopened as students were getting badly affected. Most of the children studying in government schools do not have laptops to carry out online studies. Our syllabus is lagging and we will work hard to cover it," a class 9 student of Patna's Miller High School said.
Teachers too seemed happy to be able to take physical classes again.
"It is good that we are getting an opportunity to teach students in physical classrooms. All these months we used to come to schools but did not have teaching work," an educator of Miller High School said.