The ministry stated it has ready a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reopening of JNVs drawing from the rules issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
JNVs, a sequence of residential co-ed authorities schools, had been closed for summer season trip in March final yr after the outburst of COVID-19 pandemic. The closure was prolonged because the coronavirus pandemic affected the whole nation.
“JNVs are well-prepared to manage physical classes for the students for whom consent of the parent is available. In respect of other students, online classes will continue to avoid academic loss. With regard to students to be called for physical classes in a phased manner, directions of state administration will be strictly followed,” the Ministry stated in a press release.
All the precautionary measures like sanitisation of the JNVs, association for classes and keep of college students in the hostel with social distancing and preparation of COVID-19 administration protocol to meet emergency conditions and many others have been already taken care of by JNVs, it added.
On the premise of Ministry of Education SOP, each college has additionally ready its personal pointers based mostly on state authorities norms and in session with district administration for efficient administration of COVID-19 scenario by constituting activity pressure, the assertion stated.
“Being residential college, carrying of masks, sustaining social distance, frequent hand washing and sanitisation can be given utmost significance. Accordingly, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will open for bodily classes wherever state authorities has allowed to open college initially for classes 10 and 12.
“Further directions will be given shortly in respect of other classes based on availability of accommodation and devices to students,” the assertion stated.
It stated that throughout the length when the schools had been closed, efforts had been made to prepare the academics on the event of e-content material and administration of on-line classes and on-line evaluation.
“Online assessments are also being conducted periodically. Students without devices for online education have been provided with textbooks, learning materials like assignment, question bank etc, through special messenger, parents, post,” it added.
JNVs are totally residential and co-instructional schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and operated by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous physique underneath the Ministry of Education. There are over 600 JNVs in the nation.