Reopening of schools on anvil
School buildings to be given whitewash, fumigation
The school education department has been asked to start preparation for opening of the schools and carry out fumigation and whitewash of all school buildings.
Thedirections were given at a meeting convened by J&K Lieutenant Governor G CMurmu to review the functioning of the education department and the conduct ofonline classes besides distribution of dry ration of Mid-Day Meals (MDM) amongthe school children.
Inwake of the directions issued by Murmu,an official communiqué was sent to the director school education Jammu andKashmir by the director finance in the school education department stating thatall the government school buildings should be white washed before the openingof schools.
"The Lieutenant Governor in the meeting has directed that all thegovernment school buildings be white washed before opening of the schools onJune 1," reads the letter.
The educational institutions were closed in March in view of thenationwide lockdown announced by the Government of India to control spread ofcoronavirus. The schools were closed days after the class work was resumed posttwo month long winter vacation.
A top official in civil secretariat who attended the meeting said thedepartment was instructed to start all preparation for opening of schools sothat students get feasible atmosphere after institutions are reopened.
"Directions were given to carryout fumigation of all school buildings andoffices besides carrying cleanliness drive and face lifting of buildings. Forface lifting, it was decided to get the schools white washed," the officialsaid.
He said the department was also instructed to carry out gap analysis offacilities including availability of TV sets and other infrastructure inschools.