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While the government of Jammu and Kashmir has opened the educational institutions but in order to keep the covid infection in check, the government has advised the educational institutions to base their COVID management plans on the model UGC guidelines.

The education institutions were further asked to regularly screen their students and ensure that symptomatic students are tested timely and isolated to prevent the spread of infection. Meanwhile, the Health and Medical Education Department was also asked to address the health-related needs of all schools, colleges, and universities in a time-bound manner, through the concerned divisional and district administrations.

Educational institutions in Jammu & Kashmir have reopened for offline classes after a hiatus of almost two years, Chief Secretary impressed upon the concerned to ensure proper maintenance, upkeep, and cleanliness in the institutions along with functional electricity and water supplies as well as proper sanitation facilities therein.

He impressed upon the institutions to build on the experience of online classes and adopt an ideal blend of IT-based offline teaching curriculum to boost students’ learning outcomes and successfully train them for national-level examinations. “The academic year 2022-23 shall be the year of educational transformation for Jammu and Kashmir”, Dr. Mehta maintained. He emphasised that each head of the Institution shall be personally responsible for covid management and healthy teaching environment. There should be no tolerance for unhealthy activities in places of learning.

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