Schools in Meghalaya will reopen fully for Classes 9 to 12 in both urban and rural areas from Monday (January 11), after a winter break of 21 days.
The early reopening of schools is to complete the courses and prepare for the final board examinations.
All the academic institutions remained closed from December 21, 2020-January 10, 2021.
For students of 9 to 12, classes will reopen fully in both urban and rural areas.
For students of 6-8 standards, schools will open completely in the rural areas.
However, in urban/semi-urban towns of Shillong, Nongpoh, Khanapara, Jowai, Byrnihat, Tura, and Jorabat, the schools will open partly.
For students of 1-5 standards, classes will be partly opened in the rural areas, and remain closed in urban/semi-urban towns.
The school management committee shall discuss with the stakeholders (parents, district health officials, and the local community) before the reopening of classes.
The school authorities are empowered to take any decision about the closing of schools in an event of any suspected Covid19 cases in consultation with the officials of the state health department.
The school authorities are also allowed to draw up a regular schedule and limit the duration of classes to 30 minutes and a break of 5 minutes after each period.
The final examination/assessment will be held from March 11-20 while the term break is from March 21-31.
The new academic session for 2021-2022 will begin on April 1.