Schools In Odisha To Hold Remedial Sessions For Class VIII Students; Check Details

Bhubaneswar: The Government on Monday issued guidelines for reopening schools for Class VIII and XI students across Odisha from next week.

The schools in the state will be reopening after a long gap 18 months that was put into force due to COVID-19. The offline classes for Class XI students will begin from October 21 and that for Class VIII from October 25.

The guidelines issued by the government are as follows:

  • Teachers and School Management to chalk out plan for resumption of classes for Std VIII during October 17 to 24
  • Cleaning of schools to begin from October 17. DEOs to be kept in the loop regarding cleaning activities and sanitation of schools
  • Since the schools will reopen after a long time (one and a half years), on the first two days, the teachers will guide the students will extra-curricular activities and orientation sessions
  • Students of Class VIII (now) have not studied anything in Class VII. The students might not have a good hold over the subjects and chapters of Class VII.
  • The teachers will hold assessment tests for the students on October 27 (Odia), and Oct 28 (Maths) and Oct 29 (English). The questions papers will be provided by OSEPA and SCIRT
  • Following these assessment tests, the Principal of the schools will hold remedial classes and sessions for the students of Class VIII
  • It must be ensured that Principals will take classes and inspect classes by other teachers
  • The Principal/Headmaster will hold a 30-minute meeting with teachers after the classes everyday.

These, and a couple of other guidelines have been listed in an advisory issued by the School and Mass Education department on Monday

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The Health and Family Welfare Department had announced that the state government will announce closure of physical classes if there is a rise in COVID-19 positive cases.

Director, Medical Education and Training (DMET) CBK Mohanty had said education of school children has been badly affected for more than one and a half year due to COVID pandemic, the state government has to take steps so that their future is not spoiled.

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