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Ahmedabad: As Covid cases in schools rise, DEO orders strict implementation of guidelines

Ahmedabad: With more students heading to school for offline learning, the worst fears seem to be coming true. More Covid-19 cases are emerging among students. The District Education Officer (DEO) has instructed Nirma Vidyavihar in Chharodi to close the campus for seven days after three students of the school tested positive. Orders have been issued...

Chennai floods: 2-day holiday in schools, colleges as IMD predicts more rain

Chennai: With the flood situation in Chennai likely to worsen, Tamil Nadu Prime Minister MK Stalin announced two-day holiday in schools and colleges. The IMD has predicted heavy rain in parts of the state, Puducherry and Karaikkal over next four days. Red alert has been issued for Chennai and two neighbouring districts. “A cyclonic circulation...

No fire safety NOC in Ahmedabad; AMC seals 2 multiplexes, 5 theatres

AMC also issues notices to 9 schools; all commercial establishments and high-rises must have a fire safety NOC and get it renewed every year Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) sealed a few establishments on Tuesday as part of its crackdown on establishments that do not have a valid fire safety NOC (No-Objection Certificate). During...

Supreme Court refuses to direct states to resume offline teaching in schools

The matter is to be left to state governments, says Supreme Court   New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said it could not direct states to reopen schools and resume offline teaching on campus. It was responding to a PIL filed by Delhi-based students seeking directions to states to reopen schools phase-wise and in...

Bengaluru: 300 kids test positive for Covid-19 in 6 days

Bengaluru: Over 300 children have tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru in Karnataka in past six days. As per data released by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the period from August 5 to 10, a total of 301 children have been found to be infected by coronavirus in past six days. Of these...

Amid drop in Covid-19 cases, classroom teaching for grades 9-11 in Gujarat to resume from July 26

Decision to allow classroom teaching for more students was taken at core committee meeting chaired by CM Vijay Rupani Gandhinagar: With the daily figure of Covid-19 cases in the state declining, the state government has decided to allow resumption of classroom teaching for more students. Following a meeting of the core committee, chaired by Chief...

Sealed schools in Ahmedabad to be allowed to reopen for a few hours

They were sealed for lack of BU permission, fire safety NOC; AMC to take off seal for some time to allow them to collect records required for preparing grade 10 mark sheets Ahmedabad: Students of around 25 schools in Ahmedabad that had recently been sealed for lack of building use (BU) permission and fire safety...

HC strikes down education dept’s no fee notification

The Gujarat High Court on Friday struck down a notification of the education department asking self-financed schools not to collect fee while they remain closed. The notification of the state education department was issued on July 16.   This resulted in a confrontation between the state and the Federation of Self Financed Schools. The latter...

Schools say will not conduct unit test

School administrators and education department is headed for yet another confrontation this time over unit test.  The schools in the state have decided not to take unit tests at present.     The Rajya Shala Sanchalak Mahamandal had earlier made a representation before the government urging that state not to conduct the same.  They had argued...

Virtual classes for Class 12 to begin from July 30

Virtual classes for Class 12 (general stream) will begin from Thursday onwards.  The classes will be available through online broadcast mode on Microsoft Teams, Facebook Live, and virtual classes of Jio TV. Education department officials said similar facilities will also be used to conduct virtual classes for Class 12 science students. Earlier the state had...

Village innovates to tackle online education

The innovative use of social media and other digital learning is helping teachers of a small village in Ahmedabad taluka tackle the online education challenge. It is also helping them keep a tab on their students progress.    The teachers of Ropda village are using Whatsapp groups to encourage parents to actively participate in the...

Online education: Should schools stop unit tests?

Should unit tests be part of the online evaluation of students?  Several schools in the city and state feel that regular unit tests should be stopped as education has gone online.   The argument is that since many students, particularly in remote areas of the state, are unable to access online education, regular tests may...