Gangtok, July 28:
It would not be wrong if we call the closure of schools and colleges due to Covid-19 as ‘Covid Holiday’. So Covid holiday extended for schools and colleges for one more month. As per earlier notification educational institute will remain close till 31t July and today Education department issued fresh notification saying all state government, government aided, and private educational institutions, universities, colleges, tutorials, coaching institutes, and hostels will continue to remain closed till August 31, 2021. All central and state government, government aided, and private educational institutions, universities, colleges, tutorials, coaching institutes, and hostels will continue to remain closed till May 31, 2021 due to the surge in the COVID-19 infection in Sikkim.
Bhim Thatal, Director, Elementary Education and Samagra Shiksha and Spokesperson Education Department while clarifying what institutions such as nursing colleges and pharmaceutical have to follow then said “for Central Government institutions, directions issued by Central Government will apply. Similarly, for institutions with no specific guidelines or directions, state government’s circular will apply.
Thatal also said “online teaching and homeschooling being conducted presently through various platforms shall continue with strict COVID-19 protocol. Teaching Faculty shall submit weekly reports to their Heads of Institutions.
Meanwhile, all Heads of Institutions are further instructed to explore possibilities and conduct semesteral tests, examinations or any such assessments through online or any other mode as per the convenience of the respective institutions duly observing all relevant COVID-19 Protocol. All the HOds are further advised to regularly attend their schools along with teaching and non-teaching staff for various academic and administrative requirements reads notification issues today by Education department reads notification.