Tripura Govt permits start of Regular Classes for Upper Primary and College students from 4th January - Get Details Here

Created On: Dec 31, 2020 13:31 IST
Modified on : Dec 31, 2020 13:31 IST
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Tripura School, College Reopening News: As per the latest update, the Tripura State Government has permitted reopening of schools and colleges in the state for upper primary and college students in the state from 4th January 2021. The decision has been taken by the state government after consistent fall in the COVID-19 case number over the last three weeks in the state. With the reopening of schools and colleges in the state, the government has also allowed hostels to reopen with strict adherence to COVID-19 norms and guidelines. Classes IX-XII had begun earlier this month with provisions of regular sanitization and cleaning of campus, including frequent cleaning of toilets.

Decision Taken after reviewing the situation

The decision to allow reopening of upper primary schools and colleges in the state was taken at a review meeting held on Monday. In the review meeting, the high power committee assessed the prevailing situation in the state with regards to the COVID pandemic and allowed reopening of schools based on their discussion. Following the meeting, State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the committee has decided to reopen schools from Class V to VIII and Colleges students.

Following the reopening of schools, the state government has permitted schools teachers, faculty members as well as teaching and non-teaching staff members to visit schools and their resume their duties from 4th January 2021. However, students who want to attend schools and colleges from January will need to provide their parents’ or guardians’ consent as part of the reopening process.

Precautions and Measures for Safety

With schools and colleges being allowed to open from January 2021, the state government has directed schools and colleges to make the necessary arrangements to ensure that guidelines and COVID related SOPs are followed strictly by students and staff members. As part of this, the state government has also invested a significant amount of money for provisioning water, soaps, sanitizers, and cleaning materials for schools. Mr Nath also confirmed that school principals have been provided additional funds for regular cleaning of classrooms, toilets, and sanitization of the campus to ensure infection free campus.

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