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Bengal: For social distancing, in-person classes to be held on alternate days

In a circular issued by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Sunday, students of classes 10 and 12 have been asked to come to school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Those in classes 9 and 11 can visit school on Tuesday and Thursday.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
Updated: November 22, 2021 3:51:24 am
The state government reopened offline classes for classes 9 to 12 on November 16 after a gap of 20 months due to Covid restrictions.

In its attempt to maintain social distancing at educational institutions, the state government has asked public schools to hold physical classes for students from 9 to 12 standards on alternate days.

In a circular issued by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Sunday, students of classes 10 and 12 have been asked to come to school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Those in classes 9 and 11 can visit school on Tuesday and Thursday.

The circular said the four classes would be held from 10.50 am to 4.30 pm in all districts except hill sub-divisions of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts where schools would remain open between 9.30 am and 3 pm from Monday to Friday.

Saturday has been reserved for awareness, orientation and feedback sessions for guardians.

The state government reopened offline classes for classes 9 to 12 on November 16 after a gap of 20 months due to Covid restrictions.

However, classes for junior students are still being held online.

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