Meghalaya, 21th October: As the unlock 5 began countrywide, the Meghalaya government allowed schools to reopen but regular classes aren’t allowed yet. Keeping the COVID-19 pandemic situation in mind, the principal secretary to the education department, DP Wahlang said, “Regular class activities for schools, colleges, education institutions will remain closed till further notification.”

The schools in the northeastern State was allowed to partially open from September, after almost six months of closure. The schools were debarred from regular classes, but activities like student-teacher counselling, assignments and submission of work by students etc. were allowed.

The state government has rationalised the school curriculum for this academic year. The schools have also been instructed to draw up individual micro-planning relating to flexible timing and short duration visit of students.

The department has set a few strict protocols to be followed during the Unlock. All teaching materials should be properly sanitized and anyone who is sick, shouldn’t turn up. All schools in Meghalaya should prepare a continuous learning plan for students, continuous online or distance learning modes and ensure 50 per cent attendance of teaching and non-teaching staff.