Students would be able to attend schools and colleges by September 1: Education Minister Rymbui
In view of the steady decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya, the education department said that it has recommended the High Power Committee (HPC), headed by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, to reopen schools and colleges in the state by September 1.
Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui said that the department arrived at the recommendation after considering various issues such as the importance of classroom education, in a meeting held on Monday. He, however, added that the department will decide how to go about it only after the HPC approves the suggestion.
The minister said that the department has proposed the reopening of all colleges and classes from 9 to 12 in both rural and urban areas. While for classes 6-8 there would only be school visits in urban areas, schools in rural areas can open up for students of these classes, he said. Online classes would continue for classes 1-5 in urban areas and only school visits are allowed for the same in rural areas, the minister informed.
Following the first wave of Covid-19, the schools and colleges in the state have remained closed since March 2020. Though they reopened for a few months in early 2021 but were again shut down due to the second wave.
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