Schools in Meghalaya which are shut for six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic will partially reopen from tomorrow for students to meet teachers to clarify their doubts.
The schools will be open for students of class 9 to 12 to meet teachers to clear their doubts but there will be no regular classes and no classroom session.
Schools will be permitted to open for activities, such as teacher-student counseling, clearing doubts, addressing hard spots, sharing unit lesson plans, assignments, submission of works, and student assessment.
Students who intend to attend the teacher-student counselling would have to get the written consent of their parents or guardians to visit the schools and educational institutions.
According to the State government, schools should have flexibility in school timings, students visit and uniform code and ensure short duration visit of students.
As part of Unlock 4.0, the Central government gave permission for schools to start classes from September 21 for classes 9 to 12. However, online and distance learning would continue to be permitted as well as encouraged.
The guidelines for reopening of schools have been issued by the Meghalaya government on September 17.
As per the guidelines issued by the Education Department principal secretary Donald P. Wahlang, “regular” classroom activities in schools, colleges and other educational institutions would remain closed till September 30 across the State.
The guidelines said that all schools should prepare a Continuous Learning Plan (CLP) to ensure all students are learning, continue online or distance learning modes and develop a 50 per cent attendance of teaching and non-teaching staff.
Besides Meghalaya, the states that have decided to partially reopen schools from tomorrow are Assam, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh.
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