Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui today said that students of Classes 9 to 12 can continue to visit their schools even as the Centre has left it to state governments to decide on whether to reopen schools and coaching institutes after October 15.
“Permitting students to visit their schools to consult with their teachers will continue until further orders,” Rymbui said.
He informed that the state government has already prepared how to move forward as far as re-opening of schools.
“Nobody can really predict this Covid situation what it will be tomorrow or day after tomorrow. But once the Centre issued notification for reopening of educational institutes, we will review the situation and take a decision accordingly,” Rymbui said.
He also informed that the final semester examination for under graduates and post graduates will be held as per the dates approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
The Central government on Wednesday said states may decide on reopening schools and colleges after October 15, announcing its fifth phase of restarting activities.
“Students may attend schools with the written consent of parents. Attendance must not be enforced, and must depend entirely on parental consent,” said home ministry guidelines.
The states and the union territories will prepare their own SOPs regarding the health and safety of all the students and teachers. Schools which are allowed to open shall have to mandatorily follow the SOP to be issued by Education Departments of States/ UTs.