Sikkim government announces to reopen schools and colleges from June 15. This decision was taken by considering the importance of higher education, said Education Minister Kunga Nima Lepcha.
Schools will only resume for classes 9-12 for both private and government schools, while classes for nursery to class 8 will remain suspended. Furthermore, Schools will remain open on all Saturdays as well.
On reopening colleges and universities, classes will take place in shifts while taking care of social distancing and by following the guidelines of the government.
The government has also decided to postpone the annual exams to february 2021, so that the centre of attention remains studying.
Sikkim is one of the least affected states by the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, the total number of cases continue to increase day by day.
In light of the situation and to safeguard the health of students, the state government has decided to suspend the daily assembly of schools in order to reduce any chances of the spread of infection.
The schools that were converted into quarantine centres will also be handed over before June 10, after the process of sanitisation and disinfection of the premises, said Additional Chief Secretary, Education, GP Upadhayaya.
These decisions are taken to ensure that education which is of prime importance is not hampered at any cost and at the same time ensuring that all precautions are taken for the coronavirus outbreak for the good health of students.