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Covid 19: Kerala could not shut down colleges; restrictions seemingly

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Kerala clocks 12,742 fresh Covid-19 cases, 199 deaths

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Amid an enormous surge in Covid circumstances, the final training division is contemplating imposing some restrictions in colleges to insulate college students from the raging pandemic on the fag finish of the educational yr. Though a complete shutdown of faculties is unlikely, limiting the continued offline mode of instruction to increased lessons could also be thought-about. 

Sources within the normal training division mentioned closing down colleges utterly is just not a sensible resolution as college students are set to seem for the annual examination quickly.

Curbs on colleges after contemplating specialists’ views: Sivankutty

“The proposal that has been floated is to allow the ongoing classroom mode of instruction only for students of Classes X and XII who are facing the board examinations in a little over two months,” mentioned a senior official. The lessons for different college students will likely be reverted to both totally on-line or digital modes.

If well being specialists concur, preparations may even be made to curtail the variety of hours for classroom-based instruction in colleges. General Education Minister V Sivankutty met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday morning to debate the plan of motion to be adopted in colleges.

Health specialists are of the view that Covid has had little influence on college students for the reason that colleges reopened on November 1. However, they’ve additionally recommended that the response to the rapidly-spreading Omicron variant must be reassessed.

“A final decision on restrictions to be imposed in schools will be taken after considering the views of experts at the Covid assessment meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday,” Sivankutty instructed reporters right here on Thursday.