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Indian schools get ready to receive students on campus

18 Sep 2021 By OUR CORRESPONDENT

Muscat – Indian Schools in Oman are getting ready to receive students back to their campuses in a phased manner from the first week of October. The Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman, has instructed the schools to adhere to the directives of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health regarding the safety measures to be followed in the school campuses.

All members of the staff, both teaching and administrative, and students above 12 years are to be vaccinated if they need to enter the campus. This is also applicable to parents or anyone else entering the school premises.

Dr Sivakumar Manickam, Chairman, Board of Directors, Indian Schools in Oman has expressed happiness over the reopening of Indian Schools in Oman after a break of over eighteen months. “Schooling from home can never be a substitute as it’s important our kids receive essential educational, social, and developmental benefits by attending the school. The support and encouragement of the Ministry of Education in this regard is indeed praiseworthy; its comprehensive operational guideline framework is very helpful and encouraging,” he said.

The chairman has exhorted all stakeholders to comply with the guidelines of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health in order to ensure safety and well-being of the students and the staff with the starting of the onsite classes, which will also mark the beginning of the end of the pandemic.

‘School Managements along with the principal and the staff are making all efforts to create awareness among the students about the Covid protocols to be observed in school,’ a press release stated

Since every Indian School has varied student strengths and resources, parents will be informed about the reopening plans of the school through circulars giving sufficient resumption time for the parents. Parents are advised to follow the guidelines given by the school for the safety and the seamless continuity of the physical classes.

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