However, physical attendance is not compulsory for students, and the authorities at schools and colleges have to obtain parents’ consent if students are to be asked to attend in person.
On July 9, CM Vijay Rupani took the decision after reviewing the COVID-19 situation and allowed schools and colleges to re-open with 50 per cent capacity. “Gujarat to reopen schools for class 12 students and colleges for undergraduate and postgraduate students from July 15. Fifty per cent of students will be allowed to attend campuses. Students can attend physical classes on a voluntary basis. Attendance will not be mandatory,” ANI quoted the CM as saying.
Meanwhile, Gujarat on Wednesday (July 14) logged 41 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed the total tally to 8,24,346. With no fresh fatality, the death toll stood at 10,074 an official from the state health department said.
(With agency inputs)