Colleges reopen in Kashmir after two years

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Colleges reopen in Kashmir after two years

Srinagar, Feb 15: Amid a decline in daily Covid-19 cases, all the colleges in Kashmir valley resumed offline classes on Tuesday almost after a gap of two years.

The School and higher educational institutions, including coaching centres, were closed in the valley owing to the Covid-19 situation since March last year.

However, after the Covid situation had improved colleges were opened for a short period but soon closed till further orders due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.

The students were seen overwhelmed and overjoyed entering their colleges in Srinagar.

The health workers were deployed for carrying out thermal screening at the entrance gate. Besides, a college official was also there for checking the Covid vaccine certificate.

"I am overjoyed to join the college today and will interact with my classmates after a long time," a girl student of Amar Singh College said.

"I am feeling enthusiastic to join an offline class”, she further said and added: "The online class had gone boring …honestly speaking and we could not do too much of learning with this practice."

We can be much connected with studies with offline mode, she observed.  

Another college student said: Feels glad after coming to know that colleges are being opened in Kashmir valley after a long time. “We are going to an atmosphere of knowledge and friendship," he said.

He said the government has decided to open colleges in Kashmir valley again. If all students will follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and go for Vaccination the college will remain open to gain education, he added.

An official of Amar Singh College said that the college was officially reopened yesterday but the offline class started today.

He said students have been asked to carry a hard copy of the Covid-19 Vaccination certificate and identity card.

He said the college administration has directed all children to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.

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