Published: 16th August 2021
Bihar joins increasing list of states to reopen schools; classes I-VIII reopen today
Officials and teachers are trying to ensure that COVD-protocol is followed while students expressed joy at being able to study at being back to school
In view of decreasing COVID-19 cases across Bihar, students in the state returned to school on Monday after a hiatus of a year-and-half. The schools in Bihar reopened for students of class I to VIII while adhering to COVID norms.
"We are taking care of all the COVID-19 guidelines. We have sanitised the classrooms and the classes will be held with 50 per cent attendance to maintain social distancing," said Subodh Kumar Suman, Assistant teacher in a government school in Bihar.
He further stated that the school has arranged sanitisers for students and masks are compulsory for all. Meanwhile, the students expressed happiness over this development. "I am happy to return to school. I couldn't study properly at home and felt bored. I can now study properly and also meet my friends," said Ulfat, a Class VII student.
Schools in Bihar had been shut since early 2020 due to the Coronavirus crisis. Earlier on August 7, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had announced the reopening of classes IX to XII along with colleges with 50 per cent capacity on his Twitter handle.