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COVID-Free Sikkim To Reopen Schools, Colleges From June 15

Sikkim has determined to reopen instructional establishments within the state from 15th June. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Sikkim authorities has determined to reopen instructional establishments within the state from 15th June, state Education Minister KN Lepcha stated on Friday.

Sikkim, the one coronavirus-free state within the nation, has develop into the primary state to reopen colleges and faculties.

According to authorities sources, courses from ninth normal to the college degree would resume in a staggered method, whereas on-line courses would proceed for the first and elementary ranges.

“Schools and educational institutions in the State have been closed since mid-March in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The loss incurred by the students during this closure is irreparable but we used all available platforms like online teaching, local cable TV and All India Radio to conduct classes,” Sikkim Education minister KN Lepcha stated.

“We have now decided to resume classes for students of class IX and above, college and universities in the State from June 15. We are waiting for the SOPs from the Union HRD ministry and NCERT which would be followed accordingly. Morning assemblies will not be held, all Saturdays will be working days, social distancing will be maintained strictly and hand washing facility will be installed in all institutions,” the minister added.

Also, to cowl up the “academic days” misplaced as a result of lockdown, Sikkim has determined that courses would even be performed on Saturdays, the variety of holidays within the educational calendar can be “drastically” decreased and if required, the winter breaks can be truncated, authorities sources informed NDTV.

The minister additionally stated that the annual examination at school can be held in February 2021.

The minister, nonetheless, added that this resolution can be reviewed within the gentle of the COVID-19 scenario.

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