Centre's School, College Reopening Guidelines: Parents' Consent not Mandatory for Physical Lectures, States, UTs to Decide

Central Govt's School, College Reopening Guidelines: Central Government in its revised guidelines about the School and College reopening has left the decision about making parents' consent mandatory to State and UT Govts. Get Complete Details Here.

Published On: Feb 3, 2022 11:39 IST

Centre's Guidelines for School, College Reopening

Central Govt’s School, College Reopening Guidelines: With several state governments allowing reopening of schools as COVID-19 3rd wave abates, Central Government has issued new revised guidelines for School and college reopening. One of the biggest changes that are available the revised guidelines is about mandatory requirement of parent’s consent. As per the earlier guidelines issued by the Central Government, written permission from parent or guardian was mandatory for children to be able to attend offline classes. However, in the revised directions, this condition has been relaxed and instead State and UT Govt’s have been empowered to impose this restriction.

Parents’ Consent not Mandatory for Offline Classes

As reported earlier, parent’s consent was issued as a mandatory condition which was to be fulfilled by all the educational institutions in order to allow students to attend physical lectures being held on campus. However, in the revised guidelines, this mandatory condition has been relaxed and States and UT administrations have been empowered to impose it, if they deem it to be important. Since Centre has asked States and UTs to decide on their level about it, it is likely for many of them to do away with the parents' consent rule.

Bridge Courses to Cover-up Educational Loss

Another key announcement that has been made as part of the revised guidelines for schools and college reopening is about organization of bridge courses. As schools, colleges and educational institutions reopen across the country, institutions have been asked to build short-term bridge courses to help students mitigate the educational loss incurred due to lockdown and closures. The guidelines state that bridge courses can help students transition between online and offline mode of learning in the dynamic environment without causing any further academic loss.

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