After reopening with 100% capacity, schools in Madhya Pradesh will reduce student numbers by 50%

Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan has said that schools in Madhya Pradesh will be run with 50 per cent instead of 100 per cent. The new system will come into effect from tomorrow, November 29. Online classes will also continue along with physical classes.

The MP government had reopened schools with 100 percent capacity for classes 1 to 12. The government had earlier said that it would continue to broadcast educational content on Doordarshan and designated WhatsApp groups. It had asked teachers, staff and other stakeholders to be vaccinated with both doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Apart from this, the education department has directed all the students to bring consent letter from their parents or guardians for attending the physical classes. Students will also have to submit a No Objection Certificate, which has to be approved or signed by their parents in order to attend the offline classes. There are around 1.5 lakh schools in the state and 1 crore 30 lakh students of classes 1 to 12 will be affected by this decision.

Not only schools, colleges and coaching centers have also been allowed to open. Students above 18 years of age have also been asked to vaccinate before entering the campus. Currently, about 50 percent of youth over the age of 18 are vaccinated with both doses. About 91.6 percent of people in Madhya Pradesh have been vaccinated with the first dose. The state government aims to meet the full immunization target by December 31.

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Meanwhile, the Madhya Pradesh Education Board has released the time table for class 10 and 12 board exams 2022. Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) Class 10 exam will start from February 18, 2022 and will continue till March 10, 2022. Whereas the 12th board exam will start from 17th February and will end on 12th March next year. The board has cut the syllabus of both the classes by 30 percent.

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