‘Action will be taken against absentee staff’

Imphal: Education minister S. Rajen Singh said appropriate action will be taken against those teaching and non-teaching staffs of schools and colleges if found absent during school hours.

The minister was talking to reporters during an inspection visit at different schools in Imphal West on Thursday.

He said as decided by the government IX and above classes have resumed on January 27 with strict SOPs.

Education department has already distributed medical kits like hand sanitiser, face mask, washing soaps and
detergents etc. to schools and colleges as a precautionary measure to Covid-19.

Staff and students should also follow the SOPs prescribed by the education department, he added.

He said surprise visit to schools and colleges will continue in order to ensure strict compliance of the order issued by the department.

He appealed to the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organisations to cooperate with the new initiative of the government on the reopening of educational institutions in the state.

Rajen appreciated the school staff, students, guardians, officials of the education department for their willingness and cooperation on the reopening of educational institutions. Attendance of the staff and students was also checked during his visit.

During the first inspection visit the ministerial team visited Recent Higher Secondary, Sabaltongba, Awangkhunou Govt. High School, Langjing Govt. High School, Manipur Institute of Technology, MIT, Kebol Govt. High School, Tera, Model Higher Secondary School, Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School, Uripok, Lilasing Khongnagkhong Govt. High School.

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