Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): Odisha School and Mass Education Department has informed that amid Covid-19 pandemic, the primary schools and upper primary schools are likely to reopen in last week of February this year.
The exact date yet to be finalized while the School & Mass Education Department is planning to reopen the schools on February 22 or 23 after Saraswati Puja, the source said.
The government ordered the teachers to visit the campus regularly during school hours and staffs have been directed to disinfect the school campus, it is assumed that the schools will reopen shortly.
Meanwhile in Odisha, the high schools, higher secondary schools and degree colleges and Aanganwadi centres have already reopened.
Following reopening of educational institutions in phases, the department authorities are reportedly holding meetings and discussing with educationists, guardians and school authorities for reopening of primary and UP schools.
According to source, the classes will be held for four hours instead of regular schedule of 10.00 AM-4.00 PM. The students of four classes will be allotted a particular time slot to visit the campus to avoid crowding. The school hours may be changed. Instead of 10.00 AM, the classes may be held from 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM and the teachers will take classes on a rotating basis.