Nagaland

Nagaland: School Dept. Seeks Govt’s Nod To Resume Classes For Primary Students

Nagaland: School Department Seeks Government's Permission to Reopen Schools For Classes 1 to 5, From March 15th

Kohima, March 06 (NEx): The Directorate of School Education has submitted a proposal to the State government on Friday seeking permission to resume normal classes for students of classes 1 to 5 from March 15, 2021.

The Principal Director, Shanavas C, IAS in a proposal to the Special Secretary to the Government of Nagaland on Friday stated that, there was no adverse reports received from any school, parents, teachers, public till today after resuming normal classes for students of classes 6th and above from February 8th, 2021.

Further, the Principal Director said that the rate of spread of COVID-19 in the state of Nagaland is also negligibly low in the past two months. ‘Hence the department may allow resuming of normal classes for students of classes 1 to 5th with effect from March 15, 2021, by strictly following the SOPs issued by the State government dated February 1st, 2021,’ said the proposal from the Principal Director.

It is pertinent to note that, State government has earlier allowed the resuming of normal classes for students of classes 6th and above with effect from February 8th, 2021 by strictly following all the SOPs issued by the state government for the reopening of schools.

As on Friday, March 5th, 2021, Nagaland has 15 active COVID positive cases, informed Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom. Out of this 15 active cases, 14 cases are from Kohima district and one from Dimapur district, Stated the Health Department’s weekly COVID-19 bulletin today.