Jammu: A week after reopening of schools for 9th to 12th classes, the physical class work was today resumed for the students up to class 8th in all summertime zone schools of Jammu Division .
The schools have reopened for the first time for physical classes since March 2020 and the students after these were closed in wake of Covid Pandemic. The students were welcomed with flowers, balloons, sweets and chocolates by the teachers and staff members.
Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, in her message congratulated all the stakeholders including students, their parents and staff members for the reopening up of schools and at the same time cautioned everyone to follow all the safety measures properly.
The DSEJ also visited various schools of Jammu district in the morning and then followed it up with a whirlwind tour of District Samba where she inspected Government Middle School Datta Talab, Govt Girls High School Birpur and Govt Higher secondary school Birpur among other institutions. She interacted with the students and other stakeholders, collected feedback to ensure smooth and hassle free continuation of classwork and gave on spot directions where ever necessary.
Similar inspections were carried out by CEOs, DIET Principals, ZEOs and HOIs to ensure smooth opening up of schools and class work.
Anuradha Gupta said that all the SOPs and guidelines were being followed and every care was being taken to ensure safety and security of the students and staff members.
“Every crisis comes with an opportunity. While we missed on lot many things, a lot could have been achieved in this year that was lost to Covid, we did manage to take advantage of closed school buildings certain things which otherwise would not have been and uplifted them, beatified the campuses and made them vibrant and student friendly”, she said.
It is pertinent to mention here that, Directorate of School Education Jammu had taken up various developmental works in schools during these covid induced vacations in schools like upliftment and renovation of school buildings, refurbishing by providing furniture and other equipments, starting herbal and nutritional gardens, augmenting libraries, laboratories and computer labs. etc.