By Madhusudhan Timilsina, Kavre, July 24: Ajad Secondary School of Baluwa, Panchkhal Municiplaity-12, has resumed its classes after four months of lockdown. The school has been running two classes a day.
Due to the COVID-19 scare, other schools have remained closed in the area. Ajad School has, however, resumed its classes by maintaining physical distancing.
Basanta Prasad Neupane, a teacher in the school, said, “After the guardians agreed to opt for all the measures to ensure their children’s safety, we have operated two classes in a day.” Neupane said that all the students were compulsorily required to wear masks while at school.
After the school couldn’t practice remote learning during the lockdown, the guardians had requested the school to resume classes by following all the safety protocols.
Shyam BK, Chairman of Parents-Teacher Association, said that the school recommenced on the request of guardians per se. “We told our students to continue their studies by means of the radio and television. But they could not adapt well to distance learning and make signifacant progress. Thus, after discussions between guardians and teachers, we recommended to resume the school,” said BK.
Prior to reopening of the school, the school had conducted a meeting with the guardians. “The meeting ended on an agreement to compulsorily check students’ temperature while they enter in the school premises, ensure arrangement for hand washing services, keep only two students on a bench and 20 to 25 students in a class,” said Neupane.
The parents also agreed to send masks, lunch and water from home, he added.
The school has been running the classes by following all the safety protocols. Students with over 100 degree body temperature will be sent home, said the schools.
Also, only two students are allowed to use the toilet at a time.
Classes nine and 10 are operated on Sunday and Monday, seven and eight on Tuesday, five and six on Wednesday, three and four on Thursday and playgroup to class two on Friday.
Pralhad Timilsina, Principal of the school, said that classes of all eight subjects were conducted daily.
There were 734 students in the school in the previous academic year.