The Department of School Education issued an order in August to allow the reopening of primary to higher secondary level schools in Covid-1 free towns and villages, subject to prior consultation with the Deputy Commissioners.
The order said a standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the department would be strictly followed.
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At least six schools in seven districts, including Aizawl, have been allowed to reopen for the new academic year 2021-2022, James Lalrinchana, director of the school education department, told PTI.
He said most of the approved schools have already started regular classes, and 27 more schools in Khajwal district will be reopened from Monday.
He said the school education department is currently working to identify schools in the Covid-1 free area and more schools will be opened in the next few days.
He said at least 15 schools have been allowed to reopen in Aizawl district so far, 151 in Champhai, 74 in Serchip, 47 in Langaltai, 11 in Siyaha, 20 in Situ and 227 in Khajwal district.
According to Lalrinchna, four of the 11 districts-Lunglei, Kolasib, Mumit and Hanthial এখনও have not yet submitted a list of Kovid-1 free villages where reopening of schools may be allowed.
He said the schools that have been allowed to reopen are mostly located in remote rural areas where internet connection is very weak.
He said the reopening of schools in such villages has helped a lot of students who could not use the internet well.
He said online classes are still running in schools in Kovid-1 areas.
He said so far no student has been infected with Kovid-1 in a village where schools have reopened.
Unlike the previous year, the new academic session (for 2021-2022) was delayed by one month due to Covid-1 due and the academic calendar started from May.
Schools and other educational institutions have been closed for about 15 months since March last year due to the spread of Kovid-1.
After drowning in the Covid-1 cases from around November last year, schools reopened for certain classes on January 22 this year but closed again from April with the start of the second wave of Covid-1 of.
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