The UP government has decided to reopen all degree colleges, state, private universities, and other educational institutions of higher learning from February 15, 2021.
"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.
All the educational 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.
As per the communication letter between officials of higher education, everyone has to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and it will be mandatory for all teachers and students to wear face masks.
Social distancing will be followed by students sitting at a distance of six feet. All the institutes have to ensure sanitation and thermal scanning. The Higher Education Department has also asked the educational institutions to fully sanitized the campus before reopening.
In case a student, teacher, or 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, it said.