Govt Vaccinating 18+ Students To Reopen College, Varsities

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that his administration is mulling to reopen higher education institutes in Jammu and Kashmir after vaccinating students above 18 years of age.

“I am aware of the demands raised by parents over the reopening of educational institutions. We are trying to vaccinate students above 18 years of age this month so that we are able to open inter-colleges, degree colleges and universities,” LG Sinha told reporters at the sidelines of an official function at SKICC here on Wednesday.

He further said that after higher educational institutions reopen, deliberations will be held over the reopening of schools.

LG’s comments came on a day when the schools for classes 6th to 8th reopened in the mountainous district of Kargil on Wednesday. The decision to reopen the schools was taken by district administration in view of the improved Covid-19 situation and the demands of parents.

When asked about Tuesday’s programme at SKICC in which concerns were raised over the security of Panchayat members, the LG said that he thinks the security situation is better

“The challenges always remain there. We will try to make it better,” he said.

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