Masks to be part of uniform - ECAS Punjab

Masks to be part of uniform

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Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, August 19

When government schools reopen in the coming days, face coverings will be part of the uniform for Class I to VIII students.

A budget of Rs 77.45 crore has been allocated for providing uniforms to 12,90,840 students. The School Education Department has directed the management committees of all government schools to supply two face masks to each pupil with the uniform.

"Face masks are likely to make our schools safer. There is a great risk of close contact among students within school premises," said a senior functionary in the department. Under the plan, the department has fixed Rs 600 per student for the purchase of uniform.

Among the 12,90,840 students set to get uniforms, 7,38,701 are girls, 4,92,748 SCs and 59,391 are from the BPL category.

The state project director of the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan has asked all school heads to procure uniforms at their own level.

from The Tribune

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