SHILLONG: After almost a year gap, Colleges in Meghalaya are all set to reopen from February to 1.
Colleges that have been closed since the lockdown in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will reopen on February 1, Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui informed on Thursday.
He further said that that decision was taken after a meeting with the heads of the institutions whose classroom lectures have been suspended due to the contagion
In a notification issued on Wednesday, the education department had said classes will be held both in classrooms and online modes and follow strict precautionary protocols for Covid-19.
Colleges will reopen for offline classes for lesson transactions, assignments, on-line interactions, and counseling, a statement issued in this regard said.
The new guidelines issued on January 27 also stated that parental consent is mandatory for a student to attend classes in offline mode.
The guidelines also stated that attendance must not be enforced upon the students. A minimum of three classes’ were conducted offline, while, two classes in a week must be undertaken from home for assignment related tasks. This decision of conducting classes in blended mode has been taken to reduce exposure to coronavirus.
Physical distancing of at least six-feet, use of face masks, frequent hand-washing and following respiratory etiquettes like covering one’s mouth and nose while coughing/sneezing with a tissue, handkerchief, or flexed elbow are to be followed, the statement added.
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