Schools in Mumbai have come to life once again, with the returning chatter of students after the 18-month COVID break. Several pupils, dressed in uniforms and otherwise, armed in masks and sanitisers returned to schools to resume on-campus physical classes today. Excitement ran high among the students and teachers who could not wait to return to classrooms after the long tenure of 'online' school sessions.
Schools undertake several measures to welcome students
Schools for classes 8 to 12 have reopened in Mumbai today and all COVID precautions are being taken to ensure the safety of the students, teachers and other staff members. Besides, several arrangements were made to welcome back the students and encourage them for adjusting to the new normal. At various schools, staff members welcomed the students with bright balloons and flower decorations, along with thermometers and sanitisers at the front gate itself.
Reportedly, the State Education Varsha Gaikwad also visited the DS School Sion this morning to experience back to school with students. Here, she interacted with the students and urged them to follow all COVID-19 safety protocols. The Minister further wished students, teachers, and parents, across the state for the first day of school.
Visited DS School Sion this morning to experience #BackToSchool along with these wonderful students. The school education department is continuously monitoring the safe resumption of physical classes across the state. #शाळेचापहिलादिवस pic.twitter.com/8SynCVCxqj
— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) October 4, 2021
The state education department is closely monitoring the COVID situation to resume schools for all classes across Maharashtra. As per official figures, there are around 2,533 schools in Mumbai alone, that collectively have a strength of 5.13 lakh higher secondary students.