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The Nagaland Directorate of School Education on Thursday directed all individuals, societies and organisations running private schools, including pre-primary schools, without obtaining permission from the State School Education Department to close down their schools immediately.

In a notification, the directorate said it was brought to the notice of the department that a few individuals, societies and organisations are still running schools without obtaining prior permission from it.

It has also given a one-time opportunity to all individuals, societies and organisations running pre-primary schools without the permission of the department to apply for permission in the prescribed format made available at https://education.nagaland.gov.in  within 15 days from the date of issue of this notification.

No application will be accepted for granting ex post facto permission to pre-primary schools after the expiry of the grace period, it said.

The directorate said the one-time measure is applicable only to pre-primary schools and stringent punitive measures will be initiated against those running other levels of schools without prior permission from the department.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com