The northeastern states are not likely to reopen schools this year, barring Assam which had reopened educational institutions on November 2 after more than seven months.

These states took varied decisions on the resumption of regular classes in schools after taking into consideration the Covid-19 scenario.

According to official sources, Manipur is yet to decide on the reopening of schools on a regular basis.

The Mizoram government has announced that schools will remain shut till January 15 next year to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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The government has instructed the State Council of Educational Research and Training and the Mizoram Board of School Education to prepare bridge courses for students of all classes.

The Meghalaya government has allowed schools in the rural areas to reopen from December 1 for students of class VI onwards with the consent of their parents.

Schools in urban areas would resume normal classes for students of Class IX to XII.

However, no northeastern state including Assam has decided on the resumption of classes below the fifth standard.

A report quoted Tripura education department director Uttam Kumar Chakma that 50 per cent of teachers and staff are attending schools across the state since October 15.

A high-level committee instituted by the state government has recommended that students of classes IX to XII and those in degree colleges in the state can attend regular classes from December 1.

Students of classes IX to XII can at present come to school for counselling by the teachers with the permission of their parents.


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