Back to school

Class X and XII students returned to school on July 1.

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27 July 2020

Almost three months after the COVID-19 pandemic scare shuttered schools across the country, 26,195 class X and XII students returned to school on July 1. Students of boarding schools reported on June 30.

Neighbours and friends, Class XII students, Jamyang Choden, 18, and Dawa Dema ,19, travelled from Jabana in neighbouring district, Haa to Drugyel Central School together.

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Students of Drugyel Central School carry their luggage to their hostel.

“I am happy to be back to school,” says Jamyang. “ Here at school, we can work and study on time,” adds Dawa.

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Jamyang Choden
Dawa Dema
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Dawa Dema

Drugyel Central School has about 200 students in Class X and XII. In preparation for its reopening, the school has installed 28 handwashing tap points and 16 dispensers for drinking water.  After the students reported to school, the principal held a briefing at the school's football ground. 

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Drugyel Central School principal briefs the students on the COVID-19 protocols they must follow.
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A desuup and staff at the school enters a student's detail before issuing a note to allow them to the hostel.
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A school staff records the belongings of students as they return to their dormitory.

Head cook Rinzin at Drugyel Central School, cooked rice, mixed vegetables and soup for dinner

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Mixed vegetable curry prepared for students of Drugyel CS.
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Head cook Rinzin

Students of Shaba Higher Secondary School in Paro. 

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Students sit on the assembly ground at Shaba High School
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A student washes his hands at the school's handwashing station.
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Class 12 students at Shaba HS