Meghalaya, September 19: The schools in Meghalaya will partially reopen from September 21 after being closed since March 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The state education minister Lahkmen Rymbui said that schools will open for students of class 9 to 12. No regular classes or classroom sessions will be held but students can get their doubts cleared by the teachers. He also said that the guidelines for reopening of schools have been issues on Thursday.

Rambus said that the state government has rationalized the school curriculum for this academic year and the year following this. As per the government guidelines, regular classroom activities in schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain closed till September 30.

The suggestions from the Ministry of Home Affairs, which emphasised on easing restrictions in areas outside containment areas across the country have also been taken into consideration.

Students who are willing to attend the teacher-student counselling would have to get written consent from their parents or guardians before visiting the educational institutions.  Schools have been asked to develop individual micro-planning relating to flexibility in school timings, timings of student’s visit and uniform.

The schools in Meghalaya have been directed to continue teaching in the online mode to the students to maintain the Continuous Learning Plan(CLP) and to allow a 50 per cent attendance to teaching and non-teaching staff.