Re-opening of Schools, Colleges; Implement CAB strictly: Div Com directs Officers Ask heads for physical inspection before opening institutions

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Re-opening of Schools, Colleges; Implement CAB strictly: Div Com directs Officers Ask heads for physical inspection before opening institutions

Srinagar, Feb17: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today directed the concerned officers to ensure strict implementation of Covid-19 Appropriate Behavior (CAB) to prevent the spread of the virus while schools and colleges are re-opened.

The Div Com passed on the directions while chairing a meeting regarding the reopening of schools and colleges in the Kashmir division. He stressed framing a uniform checklist for every educational institution regarding covid containment measures within their institutions and also maintaining the highest level of sanitation all the time to ensure the reopening of these institutions in a very secure environment for the students as well as teachers.

The meeting was attended by Director School Education, Director Health Services Kashmir, Director Colleges, Principals and Heads of Institutions, Incharcge Divisional Covid Control Room, Kashmir and other concerned officers.

The Div Com said before the opening of school, the concerned administration of the institution shall inspect these institutions physically and ascertain about the preparedness and planning before throwing these institutions open for our children.

He said that physical aspects of the checklist must include cleaning of grounds, classrooms, availability of clean water and reparation of washrooms. He instructed all the institution heads to designate a nodal officer who will be supervising the Covid specific activities in these institutions.

He also directed all CEOs to submit their interim report about the readiness of these institutions found from a checklist to the concerned CEOs of their districts for allowing offline education before February 28, 2022.

Besides, he said that every classroom shall possess a list of Do's and Dont's of Covid Appropriate Behavior and Covid specific Pamphlets in their classrooms besides soaps/sanitisers must be available for hand washing purposes and also proper disposal of masks should be taken care of as per scientific methods of disposal.

Div Com also directed for frequent inspection of educational institutions by teams of school health public experts of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir.

Moreover, Div Com also directed the Head of Institutions, particularly higher secondarys and colleges to monitor activities of students so that no students shall indulge in irresponsible activities in these institutions.

In this regard, he stressed holding parent and teacher meetings regularly to keep students away from irresponsible activities and drugs abuse menace which has been noticed for quite some time.

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