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Education minister urges students, staff to strictly adhere to Covid SOP as schools resume classes


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

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After schools in Manipur reopened for class IX and above on Wednesday following nearly a year hiatus due to covid-19 pandemic, education minister S Rajen Singh on Thursday urged teaching and non-teaching staff and students to strictly adhere to the SOPs prescribed by the education department. He also inspected different schools in Imphal West District.

Appropriate action will be taken against the teaching and non-teaching staff of schools and colleges if found absent during school hours, the minister told media persons during an inspection visit.

As decided by the government offline classes for Class IX and above resumed on January 27 with strict SOPs and guidelines. Education department has already distributed medical kits like hand sanitiser, face masks, washing soaps and detergents etc. to schools and colleges as a precautionary measure, he said. Staff and students should also follow the SOPs prescribed by the education department, he added.

He said that such “surprise visit” to schools and colleges will continue in order to ensure strict compliance of the order issued by the department. The minister also appealed 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, the release added.

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.

Commissioner (Hr & Tech. Education) M Harekrishna, commissioner (Education (S) T Ranjit Singh, director (Education (S)) L Nandakumar Singh, additional state project director, ASPD, SSA, T Phulen Meetei, additional director, Education(S/V) Bisheshwar Khumukcham and others were also present during the visit. 

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