Mizoram Govt plans to reopen More than 300 schools
Mizoram Govt plans to reopen More than 300 schools

As the corona cases are declining in the country many states are planning to reopen more than 300 schools in COVID-19 free areas in Mizoram have been permitted to reopen for the new academic session 2021-2022, an official of the School Education department said. The new and strict covid guidelines issued by the state government on August 8 had allowed the re-opening of schools in areas outside the Aizawl Municipal Corporation's jurisdiction where there is no coronavirus case, the official said on Sunday.

The school education committee had on August 9 issued an order allowing re-opening of schools for primary to higher secondary level in COVID-19 free towns and villages subject to prior consultation with deputy commissioners. A standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the department shall be strictly followed, the order had said.

School Education department director James Lalrinchhana stated to the media that at least 376 schools in seven districts, including the Aizawl district, have been allowed to re-open for the new academic session 2021-2022. here the majority of the permitted schools have already started regular classes, while 27 more schools in Khawzawl district will be re-opened from Monday, he said.

He said that the School Education department is currently trying to operate schools in covid free areas and more schools will be re-opened in the next few days. At least 49 schools have so far been allowed to re-open in Aizawl district, 151 in Champhai, 74 in Serchhip, 47 in Lawngltai, 11 in Siaha, 20 in Saitual and 27 in Khawzawl district, he said. Of the 11 districts, four districts - Lunglei, Kolasib, Mamit and Hnahthial are yet to submit the list of COVID-19 free villages where re-opening of schools can be allowed, according to Lalrinchhana.

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