Odisha puts on hold its decision to reopen schools in November – education

Apprehensive {that a} attainable second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could hit the nation mid- December, the Odisha authorities on Friday introduced that it has put on hold its decision to reopen schools this month.

Odisha’s School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash mentioned the state had earlier determined to resume faculty actions for college kids of lessons 9 to 12 in November, however fears of a attainable second wave of infections made the federal government rethink its plan.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has just lately cautioned a couple of attainable second wave, and the division, going by his recommendation, has determined not to put college students’ well being and wellbeing in danger, he mentioned.

Dash mentioned the division had already labored out a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for reopening the schools, however the pandemic state of affairs doesn’t favour campus actions.

The minister mentioned that any additional decision on the matter could be taken after consultations with collectors and district education officers.

Students, as of now, will proceed to obtain classes on-line, Dash said.

The state authorities, as half its Unlock 6.0 pointers, had mentioned schools could be allowed to resume actions after November 15 for college kids of Classes 9 to 12, in a graded method.

The transfer to reverse the decision got here after it was discovered that a whole lot of scholars and lecturers in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, the place lessons for senior faculty college students started on November 2, have contracted the viral illness.


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