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Sikkim to reopen higher educational institutes & colleges from Sept 14

GANGTOK: Sikkim government has decided to reopen all the higher educational institutes and colleges from September 14, 2021, while both government and private schools will remain closed.

Sikkim reopened all schools and educational institutes on September 6 after a prolonged COVID-19 restriction  and classes were held in the schools for students in standard 9 and above.

However, after some schools reported that at least five students tested positive for COVID, it was decided to reopen the educational institutions until October 31.

“The state government is very concerned that if the schools are not closed the chances of more cases of the infection are very high,” said state Education Secretary GP Upadhaya.

All primary contacts of the infected students were being traced and more cases could be reported, he said.

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“This is a state-wide trend and we do not want to compromise with the health of the students, which is why the state government has decided to close all schools and colleges,” he said.

The Sikkim government has issued another official notification today regarding reopening of educational institutions in the state.

According to the notification the state is all set to open all the higher educational institutions and colleges since most of the students of higher education and colleges are fully or partially vaccinated although all private and govt schools shall remain closed.

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