DDC Doda reviews arrangements of re-opening of schools; Declares 2021 as Year of Education for the District

Doda: All the educational institutions in District Doda along with winter zone schools of Jammu and Kashmir UT shall reopen from March 1, 2021 after about a year of COVID 19 restrictions.

To review the arrangements, District Development Commissioner, Dr Sagar D Doifode today convened a meeting of Education Department which was attended by Chief Education Officer and all ZEOs and ZEPOs of the District.

The DDC reiterated that all the schools, shall be allowed to open from March 1, 2021 with strict observance of COVID-19 SOPs, issued by the Union Ministry of Health as well as department of school education of the J&K government. He directed the concerned to ensure proper sanitisation and cleanliness of the schools, before one week of the opening day. He said each school has to constitute a local committee comprising parents, VEC, PRIs and other prominent members of society for monitoring and support.

He further said that wearing of face mask, maintaining social distance, sanitization of hands and frequent washing of hands shall be strictly followed in all educational institutes. He informed that sanitization of schools, which were made quarantine centres by the administration has also been ordered.

The DDC also directed the CEO to submit the list of schools damaged due to recent earthquake and submit a safety report.

Meanwhile, the DDC also informed the meeting that District Administration is going to kick start the second phase of the Zimedari-Ek Ehsaas. “In the second phase a separate web portal is being designed on which all the heads of the government schools shall participate and post the details as per the already defined 100 parameters,” he added.

The DDC said that last year the students faced lot of crunch in their education by not attending the regular class work due to Covid-19 pandemic. He exhorted all the concerned to put in extra efforts to fill the gap created due to absence of classroom teaching for about one year.


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