education department: Tripura orders reopening of educational institutions from Jan 31

As Tripura has seen a drop in COVID-19 cases, the school education department on Saturday issued new instructions to operate all public schools and madrassas from pre-primary to grade 12 with full attendance.

Addressing a press conference at the Civil Secretariat today, Tripura’s Minister of Education, Ratan Lal Nath said, “If schools remain closed for a long period of time, it will cause great harm to students. The habit of attending school should in no way be affected. years have been completely disastrous for students who are in schools due to the pandemic situation. »

“I chaired a meeting here with the director of the school and higher education department as well as officials from the health department and we came to a unanimous conclusion on the reopening of schools, colleges, professional institutes and universities from January 31 following appropriate COVID behavior,” he added.


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Joint Secretary of Government of Tripura, Chandni Chandran, IAS, in a memorandum on Saturday, informed that the school education department has reviewed the overall situation of COVID-19 across the state.

“All schools and madrassas in the state (pre-primary through grade 12) are allowed to operate normally with strict maintenance of appropriate COVID behavior starting January 31. This order will be applicable to all governments (including TTAADC) , and without assistance private schools and madrassas,” reads the order.

Nath said 100% student attendance is a must in all schools, colleges, professional institutions and universities in Tripura. This government ordinance applies to all schools, including state-subsidized and private educational institutions.

Asked about hostels, the minister said Tripura Disaster Management Authority (TDMA) has sole authority to decide on the opening of hostels across the state.

“However, the Department of Education has no problem and hopes that the decision will be made within two days,” he also added.

Apart from this, the Public Service Commission of Tripura has recruited 36 assistant and appointed professors within the higher education department in regular mode.

The ministry is trying to publish its assignment order by next February 15, Nath told reporters.

He also said, “Not only that, offer letters for 57 teachers in all TPSC-recommended degree-level technical institutions will be issued shortly. After they join, there will be no vacancies left in these institutions. ”

The minister further added that the Department of Education will present a proposal for the recruitment of 40 additional PAs at the next cabinet meeting next Tuesday.

Earlier on January 10, the Department of Education announced the cancellation of classes in schools from kindergarten to class 2 and attendance of students from class 3 and higher education institutions was limited 50% off from January 11 to 15.

Later, on January 15, schools from pre-primary to class 7 were suspended until January 30 while 50% of students in class 8 to 12 will be allowed to attend schools on alternate days and with the permission of the parents due to a new wave. in cases of COVID-19.


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