Mizoram education minister Lalchhandama Ralte on Friday said that the government has postponed the opening of schools for the academic session due to the containment measures in place to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
In early June, the state government had decided to open educational institutions for the new academic session 2020-21 from July 15.
“We would not be able to open schools during July as the Ministry of Home Affairs directed all states not to open educational and training institutes till July due to the rapidly increasing Covid-19 cases in the country,” Ralte said while addressing a function at Darlawn town on Friday.
He said that the time for opening of school would be decided again depending on the prevailing situation.
According to Ralte, the government has been fully prepared to start the new academic session.
He urged all parents to impart moral education to their children at their respective homes so that they do not waste time and lose morals.
Meanwhile, the board examination for class-12, which was recommenced from Wednesday, had ended successfully on Friday.
About 7,026 students have written their pending subjects on Economics, Chemistry, Sociology, Computer Science and Home Science during the three days examinations.
According to the education minister, results of the class-12 board examinations and class-10 compartmental examinations are scheduled to be declared before July 15.