Education minister S Rajen Singh also said that classes may be conducted in shifts depending on the prevailing circumstances of the respective schools and colleges. The decision to resume classes for Class IX and above standards from January 27 was taken during the Kamjong Cabinet sitting on Friday.
COVID-19 tests are going to be mandatory for the “willing” students who are going to attend the classes from January 27 in the state. Only COVID-19 negative students will be allowed to attend the classes. A “Consent Certificate” from the respective guardians or parents have also to be produced.
The conditions were informed by Education minister S Rajen Singh while briefing the media on Saturday at the Conference Hall of Old Secretariat, South Block, Imphal.
He maintained that 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.
The decision to resume classes for Class IX and above standards from January 27 was taken during the Kamjong Cabinet sitting on Friday.
He said that 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 reference to Board and Higher Secondary Council exams, according to a release.
The minister further said that proper instructions have also been given to concerned officials of the 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 staff. He added that circle-in-charges have been instructed to be prepared and to follow the necessary instruction and guidelines of the government.
Minister Rajen also urged the teachers, guardians, students and other civil organisations to co-operate with the decision of the government to open educational institutions in the state.
Commissioner (Hr & Tech Education), M Harekrishna. Education (S) commissioner T Ranjit Singh, Education (S) director L Nandakumar Singh were also present during the press conference.