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All educational institutions to remain closed in Odisha, WB till Nov 30

November 3, 2020

All educational institutions will remain closed in Odisha and West Bengal till November 30, 2020.

“In pursuance of the revised guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GoI) vide Order dated September 30 to re-open more activities in areas outside Containment Zones and to extend the lockdown in Containment Zones up to October 31 for containment of COVID-19 and read with Order dated October 27, the State Government do hereby direct that guidelines shall be in force in the State of Odisha,” an Order by the state government stated.

“All academic institutions will remain closed till Nov 30, 2020. However, the classes of 9th and 12th standards in schools under the control/superintendence/ supervision of school and Mass Education Department will open from November 16, 2020, as per guidelines/SOP to be issued by School and Mass Education Department,” the order further read.

The West Bengal government also stated that educational institutions will remain closed till November 30. All the campus activities will remain suspended. In a notification issued, the government has mentioned that, “teaching-learning physical assemblies in schools (including Anganwadi centres), colleges and universities will continue to be disallowed”.

Meanwhile, education minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters on Monday that the government is planning to start classes in colleges and universities from December 1. However, the final decision on whether lessons will be imparted offline is yet to be taken. He also said any decision about resuming classes in schools will be taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after Kali Puja, after taking into consideration all safety factors.

Source: PTI, ANI

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