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Schools in Himachal Pradesh to reopen for Classes 9-12 from Monday

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to reopen schools from Classes 9 to 12 from Monday (September 21). 

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New Delhi Published on: September 18, 2020 18:14 IST
Schools in Himachal Pradesh to reopen for Classes 9-12 from Sep 21
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Schools in Himachal Pradesh to reopen for Classes 9-12 from Sep 21

The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to reopen schools from Classes 9 to 12 from Monday (September 21). The decision in this regard was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday evening, an official spokesperson said.

Educational institutions in the state were closed in March after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.

The Cabinet gave its nod to open educational institutions outside the containment zones in the state from September 21 as per the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the spokesperson said.

These schools will be opened with 50 per cent teaching and non-teaching staff in attendance for students from Class 9 to Class 12, provided the students are willing to take guidance from the teachers, he said. 

For this, a written consent of the parents or guardians of students is mandatory, the spokesperson added.

(With PTI Inputs)

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