All universities, degree colleges and other educational institutions of higher learning across Uttar Pradesh will reopen from February 15 while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, issued by the center and the state government.
All these institutes were reopened with restrictions on November 23, 2020, but now all the universities, degree colleges, and other educational institutions will function normally from next week onwards.
“All universities, degree colleges, and other educational institutions of higher learning across the state will function normally from February 15. These institutions were reopened with restrictions on November 23, 2020,” reads the letter (dated February 12) of Special Secretary of Higher Education Department Abdul Samad sent to the Vice-Chancellors and Directors of Higher Education of all the private and state universities of Uttar Pradesh.
The Higher Education Department has asked the educational institutions to fully sanitized the campus before re-opening. In case a student, a teacher, or any employee has symptoms of cough, cold, or fever, they should be sent back home giving first aid. If symptoms of COVID-19 develop in students or staff, immediate testing should be done and results should be recorded. The educational authorities have been asked to take COVID-19 prevention measures while conducting the classes.
Meanwhile, the State government has already reopened the schools in the state from February 10, 2021, onwards for classes 6 to 8. The Yogi government has constructed the SOPs to ensure the health and safety of students, teachers, and other non-teaching staff in the state who will visit the schools. The schools for classes 1 to 5 will reopen on March 1, 2021.