New Delhi (NVI): The schools in Odisha have reopened for classes 10 and 12 from today, after a long gap of nine months amid COVID-19 outbreak.
The state government informed that, regular classes would resume for students who will appear for the board examinations this year.
As part of the reopening process, the state has instructed the health department to conduct regular health check-ups of students in educational institutes across the state for COVID-19.
“Regular classes for standard 10 would be conducted from January 8 to April 26 and for standard 12 the regular classes would be conducted from January 8 to April 28,” a notification issued by the Education Department said.
The students will be allotted 100 days of classroom teaching before the annual examinations begin in May. The government has also shared standard operating procedures (SOP), which have to be strictly adhered.
Under the SOPs, the schools will be sanitized beforehand and social distancing norms will be followed in all schools, while the sitting arrangement would have 6 feet distance between two students.
Also, sanitizer bottles should be installed in schools and should also be carried by all students, teachers, and non-teaching staff to schools.
Meanwhile, the colleges and universities in Odisha would reopen from January 11 for final year students.