The Sikkim government has decided to reopen its schools and colleges in the month of August. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the State Task Force presided over by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Friday. Earlier, schools and colleges were open from July 1.
“There is a need for abundant precaution to resume educational activities in Sikkim in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases,” the officials said.
Re-opening of schools and colleges will be done in compliance with the UGC and the central government directives.
The officials said “the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had announced that the pending class 10 and 12 board examinations would be held from July 1 to 15. The examinations were postponed due to the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25. These examinations will be conducted in all the senior secondary schools in Sikkim to maintain social distancing norms and avoid commuting to a common center ”.
Many students of Sikkim appearing for the CBSE exams are stranded in other states and have been instructed to apply for a change of exam center in the district where they are currently staying.