Punjab to reopen schools for all classes from August 2

Other Covid-19 restrictions extended till August 10

By Jasleen Kaur - July 31, 2021 12:07 pm

Covid-19: The Punjab Government Saturday ordered the reopening of schools for all classes from August 2 while adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour. Detailed orders in this regard will be issued by the Department of School Education.

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Other Covid-19 restrictions have, however, been extended till August 10. The district authorities have been directed to ensure strict implementation of Covid-related directives issued by the MHA.

Ahead of the reopening of schools in Punjab, the wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing have been mandated by the government.

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The decision has been taken in view of a decline in Covid cases, though the national caseload has witnessed a rise in the last four days. The Punjab Government had earlier allowed colleges, coaching centres and all other institutions of higher learning to open with similar compliance.

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On Friday, the Punjab School Education Board had declared the results of the Class 12 exams. About 96.48 percent of students had cleared the Class 12 exams. A total of 2,92,663 regular students had appeared in the exams and out of these, 2,82,349 students cleared the exams.

Last year, the Class 12 results recorded a passing percentage of 90.98 percent while in 2019, over 2.5 lakh students had appeared for Class 12 exams, with the state recording an 86.41 pass percentage.

-PTC News