The Sikkim government has deferred reopening of educational institutes by a month due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The government has decided to resume classes in schools, colleges and universities in the first week of August this year, officials said.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the State Task Force presided over by chief minister Prem Singh Tamang, said an official.
The educational institutes in the State were scheduled to reopen on July 1.
“There is a need for abundant precaution to resume educational activities in Sikkim in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases,” the official said.
The reopening of all schools, colleges, universities and teacher education institutes would be in compliance with the UGC and the Central Government directives, he said.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had announced that the pending class 10 and 12 board examinations will be held from July 1 to 15.