Tripura : 50% students attend school on first day

The schools in Tripura reopened for 10th and 12th standard students after nine months of Covid-19 lockdown, on Monday.
For inspection of the readiness and to take response of the students, Ratan Lal Nath, the Education Minister, visited schools and colleges in Agartala.
About 50 per cent students attended classes on the first day.
The Education Minister said, “It was decided to open schools and colleges. Reopening of schools became essential for class 10th and 12th students ahead of their board exams. I visited some of the schools to check the preparedness, I also visited women’s college here and the arrangements there were also satisfactory. Teachers were also present in good strength”.
“We used to attend online classes before regular classes started. We feel really good to be back in school, my parents have also permitted me to attend the regular classes. We met our teachers and friends after so long. We are taking adequate measures to protect ourselves,” said Sunayna Ghosh, a student.
Installation of hand washing facilities, sanitization facilities, thermal scanning on arrival, social distancing and use of masks have been made compulsory in the schools.
For admission and to resume classes, a written consent letter is also required by the school students from their parents.
Arrangement of odd-even and boys-girls on alternate day has been made in order to continue maintaining physical distance in classrooms.