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Madhya Pradesh schools for class 10, 12 to resume from Dec 18 in view of boards
1 min read.Updated: 14 Dec 2020, 11:42 PM IST Edited By Sneha
The school principals have also been asked to take the decision of reopening of schools for class 9 and 11 by the end of this week
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier announced that schools for Classes 1 to 8 in the state will remain shut till March 31
Regular classes for students of classes 10th and 12th in Madhya Pradesh will resume from December 18th, the state School Education Department said on Monday.
"The decision of reopening of schools for class 10 and 12 has been taken to help the students in the preparation for the board exams. The department has asked schools administrations to follow the Covid-19 guidelines, including proper sanitization, use of masks and maintaining social distancing," said state school education minister Inder Singh Parmar.
There are around 1.50 lakh schools, including private ones, across the state.
Meanwhile, state higher education minister Mohan Singh Yadav said colleges across Madhya Pradesh will be reopened in a phased manner from January 1. “The regular practical classes in the colleges will be started from January 1. The colleges for final year undergraduate and postgraduate classes will begin from January 10 and the remaining classes from January 20."
Educational institutions across the country were closed in March to curb the spread of Covid-19 and partially reopened in some states from October 15. However, a few states decided to keep them closed in view of a spike in infections.