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Schools across Odisha will reopen for Class 6 and 7 students from November 15

Bhubaneswar:10/11/21; Schools across Odisha will reopen for Class 6 and 7 students from November 15, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash here today.

The department concerned will release a detailed notification in this regard soon. Briefing media persons, Dash said though COVID-19 is on a downward trend in the state, the physical classes will be held in adherence to all safety norms. SOPs that are being followed for classroom teaching of Class 8 to 12 students will be followed for these students too. Timing for the physical classes will be disclosed soon.

Teaching hours for Class 6 and 7 students will be 9.30 AM to 1 PM. Students will be allowed to attend classes either online or offline mode.

As per the SOP, cooked mid-day meals will not be served to the students and a dry ration will be provided to them instead.

“The process to resume physical classes has already begun. However, no decision on reopening of schools for primary students (Class 1-5) has been taken yet,” the Minister said

Earlier, Dash had informed that offline classes for students of Class 1 to Class 5 are likely to resume by New Year. Currently, offline classes are being held only for Class 8 to 12 students.

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