Muscat, Sept. 21 -- Indian schools in the country of Oman will reopen in-person classes in the first week of October after a two-year gap due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Directors of Indian Schools in Oman has drawn up a plan for the re-entry of students and teachers in a phased manner, given the different numbers of students and the resources available for each school.

The staff and students who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine will be allowed entry. The vaccination rule is, however not applicable for students below the age of 12 years.

"Schooling from home can never be a substitute as it's important that our kids receive essential educational, social, and developmental benefits by attending the school," Times of Oman quoted...