“It was decided to open schools and colleges. It was imperative for the 10th and 12th grade students to reopen their schools before their board exams. I visited some schools and tested preparedness.
“We were attending online classes before the regular classes started. It was good for us to get back to school. My parents even allowed me to attend regular classes. We met our teachers and friends after a long time. .
The state government of Tripura has announced that it will reopen regular classrooms in schools from December 1 but has not received permission from the health department, so the state government withdrew its decision before the resumption date.
“Schools were closed early when cases were rising fast. We took online classes since the lockdown was imposed. It was really boring but now the regular classes have started. The students are really happy to be back at school.
Several restrictions and guidelines are mandated in schools, including hand washing facilities or sanitation facilities, thermal scanning upon arrival, social distance and use of masks.
School students need written consent from their parents to gain admission to resumed classes. Schools have taken extra steps to reduce the burden on students by arranging alternative day-to-day arrangements for boys and girls to maintain physical space in the classrooms.
Since the epidemic began in Tripura this year, the state government has introduced a wide range of alternative educational services, including online classes, recorded lecture sessions on local television channels, social media classes and SMS classes.
There are about 4,400 government and government aided schools and 22 government graduate colleges in Tripura.