Mizoram school buildings used as quarantine centres to be sanitized before reopening on July 15

MBSE schools in Mizoram will open from July 15, 2020 for the new academic session (2020-2021).

Schools in Mizoram will open from July 15, 2020 for the new academic session (2020-2021) after a long closure owing to the Coronavirus lockdown. All school buildings used as quarantine centres will be vacated and sanitized well before the resumption of classes, state Education.Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said.

The decision to reopen all schools under Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE)  was taken by the concerned authorities.

According to an official sources, a meeting was held on Wednesday among the Education department of the Mizoram government, Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE), State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Independent School Owner Association, Central Young Mizo Association, student organizations and other stakeholders.

The meeting was chaired by Ralte. The participants of the meeting came to a consensus for starting classes of education institutions under the Mizoram Board of School Education.

During the meeting, the participants also discussed the syllabus and to complete them without omitting lessons or chapters from school books.

Regarding the higher secondary classes, the meeting decided that “lesson plan would be chalked out separately in accordance with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) calendar as students are yet to write NEET or JEE examinations”, the official source said.

The education minister then informed the meeting that “all school buildings used as quarantine centres will be vacated and sanitized well before the resumption of classes.

Allaying anxiety of those students who have just returned to the state from other parts of the country, the education minister said that Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will set up an examination centre in Mizoram for them.

It may be recalled that on May 21, parents and students in Mizoram had expressed their anxiety after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the revised date sheet for the remaining class 10th and 12th board examinations slated for July.

Students studying in various parts of the country have returned to Mizoram due to the COVID-19 issue.

After learning about the CBSE notification, parents and students in Mizoram had demanded special arrangement so that students can write their examinations from the state. They are more concerned about the safety and risk factors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fear of parents and students in Mizoram is stemmed from the reports that COVID-19 cases will witness its peak in July in the country.

The parents also had asked as to how they could send their children to elsewhere outside the state when the country is seeing rising cases of the disease.

Some of the parents had also met the chief secretary of Mizoram in this regard. The reports said that the chief secretary had assured the worried parents of all possible helps.

Newmai News Network | AIZAWL
First Published:June 4, 2020, 3:05 p.m.

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