SunstarTV Bureau: As per the latest decision, the schools for Class 10 and Class 12 students will reopen on January 8, informed by School and Mass Education Department, Odisha.
Classes will be held for Class 10 students from January 8 to April 26 whereas Class 12 students will attend their classes from January 8 to April 28.
School and Mass Education Department informed that students will be taught for 100 days including Saturday and Sundays.
Schools for Class 10th & 12th will reopen from January 8th following the SOP in view of #COVID19: School & Mass Education Department, Government of Odisha
— ANI (@ANI) January 2, 2021
However, Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will conduct the High School Cerificate (HSC) exams from May 3 to May 15 and The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) will conduct the Plus Two exam between May 15 and June 11.
Government also released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that needs to be followed for ensuring safety of students in view of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
Schools will be re-opened for X & XII students with effect from 8th Jan, 2021 following a detailed SoP. The SoP shall be applicable for all Govt and private educational institutions affiliated to CBSE, ICSE & other Boards. 100 days classroom teaching will be held.
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— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) January 2, 2021
According to the guideline, only the schools outside containment zones shall be allowed to reopen. Students, teachers, employees living in containment zones will not be allowed to attend the school.
Students, teachers, employees shall be advised not to visit these areas falling within containment zones. District Collectors will direct the relevant schools to immediately shutdown in case their zone is declared as a containment zone.
Amid to reopening of schools, all work areas including furniture, libraries, storage places, water tanks, toilets and other common areas should be sanitised.