Classes IX and above to resume classes on 27 with strict SOPs: Rajen

Imphal: Classes from IX standard and above will be resumed on January, this year, education minister S. Rajen Singh said on Saturday.

Online classes had been conducted before. Decision for resumption of classes was taken during the Kamjong Cabinet sitting, Rajen said.

With the view to supplement the deficit classes due to the Covid-19 pandemic the education department has arranged to resume classes with strict SOPs. This decision has been taken with the reference to Board and Higher Secondary Council, exams, he told reporters his office here.

Willing students to attend classes will be Covid-19 tested prior to their attendance. Only Covid-19 negative students will be allowed to attend classes. Consent certificate from the respective guardians have also to be produced, he added.

He said classes may be conducted in shifts depending on the prevailing circumstances of the respective schools and colleges. Regular visits and inspections will also be conducted. This time classes will be a bit special unlike before, he added.

Proper instructions have also been given to concerned officials of the education department. Required medical kits like hand sanitiser, face mask, washing soaps and detergents etc. will also be provided for the students, teaching and non-teaching staffs, he said.

Circle in charges have been instructed to be ready and follow the necessary instruction and guidelines of the government, he added.

Rajen appealed to the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organisationsto cooperate with the decision of the government on the opening of educational institutions in the state.

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