In Frames: Students Head Back to Schools After Covid Lockdown In Kashmir

Classwork for 9th to 12th standards resumed on Monday across Kashmir Valley amid COVID-19 protocols. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
The schools opened in a staggered manner even as many schools have applied an odd-even formula which entails having only 50% of students in campus on a given day. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
While students could be seen following the COVID-19 SOPs strictly, many of them had apprehensions about administration ordering closure of schools again in the view of rising cases of virus. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
“We are happy to join schools after a long span of time. We pray authorities don’t close them down again,” said one student. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Teachers of the elementary classes (up to class 8) have been asked to attend the schools from 1st March for preparation, while students shall physically attend the classes from 8 March, an official said.
Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
Last week, colleges opened in Kashmir more than 11 months after the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic that had prompted closure of educational institutions across the valley. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Even before the Covid-19 forced their closure, the educational institutes remained closed for nearly a year on account of the security and communication clampdown following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s limited autonomy on August of 2019. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK