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Educational institutes in Mizoram set to re-open from March 1: See guidelines

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Educational institutes in the state of Mizoram are set to open from March 1 with certain Covid-19 guidelines.

The schools and colleges in Mizoram were shut down in March 2020 due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country and the nationwide lockdown imposed by the central government for the safety of the citizens.

All colleges and universities in the state have also been asked to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 safety guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the state government while reopening the premises for students and staff.

Covid-19 safety guidelines in Mizoram colleges

Lalthangliana, who is also the Health Minister, urged authorities of schools, colleges, universities, and other institutions to adhere to Covid-19 protocols and guidelines made from time to time for the health and safety of the students and staff.

All college authorities need to do thermal scanning at the entry points of the premises and make sure that all students and staff are wearing facemasks at all times. Sanitisation of classrooms and common areas will also be conducted.

Seating arrangements of the classrooms will be changed to ensure proper social distancing between students. Frequent washing and sanitisation of hands will be made mandatory for all the students in colleges and universities once physical classes commence.

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Check dates of summer vacation for schools issued by Delhi government

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The Delhi government has issued an order to all the schools in the national capital regarding the summer vacations. All the schools in Delhi will be shut down for summer vacations from May 11 to June 30, as per the official order.

Though the schools are set to reopen after June 30, the government order has stated that June 28, 29, and 30 will be working days for teachers. The Autumn Break will be from October 12 to 14, 2021 and the winter vacation will be from January 1 to 15, 2022.

Apart from the announcement of the summer vacations for the academic year 2021-22, government and private schools can observe six holidays, which will include two local and four restricted holidays, the order from Delhi’s Directorate of Education (DoE) said.

The schools in Delhi are currently closed and all the students are attending online classes in view of the sudden surge of Covid-19 cases across the national capital. No dates for the resumption of physical classes have been issued by the government yet.

No physical classes, exams in Delhi

A notification issued by the Directorate of Education in this regard also states, “It is clarified that no student of class 9 to 12 should be physically called to school for exams, practicals or any academic and non-academic activity.”

“During the vacation period, Heads of Schools are hereby authorized to call vacation staff as per requirement for any school-related work (academic, admission, examination, etc.) maintaining COVID Appropriate Behavior (CAB) and following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the Competent Authorities from time to time,” the order states.

The government of Delhi commenced the new academic session for all the school students from April 1 and classes are being conducted in online mode for now. The government has further clarified that students of classes 9 to 12 will not be called to schools for classes or exams.

The CBSE board exams 2021 for students of Class 12 have also been postponed due to the rise in Covid-19 cases across the nation, while the exams for Class 10 students stand cancelled. The Delhi government has also asked schools to halt the conduction of practical exams for now.

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