The Ministry of Education has prepared Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for re-opening of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) based on guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. All the precautionary measures like sanitization of the JNVs, arrangement for classes and stay of students in the hostel with social distancing and preparation of COVID management protocol to meet the emergency situations have been already taken care of.
On the basis of SOP, every school has also prepared its own SOP based on SOP of State Government and in consultation with District Administration for effective management of COVID situation by constituting task force. The Education Ministry said that 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. It said, being residential school, wearing of mask, maintaining social distance, frequent hand washing and sanitization will be given utmost importance.
Accordingly, the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will open for physical classes wherever State Government has allowed opening school initially for Classes 10th and 12th. Further, directions will be given shortly in respect of other classes based on availability of accommodation and devices to students.
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