Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday decided to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 from November 16.
The special relief commissioner (SRC) on Saturday issued unlock 6.0 guidelines.
All the academic institutions will remain closed till Nov 30. However, Class 9-12 in schools under control and supervision of School & Mass Education Department will open from Nov 16 as per guidelines/SOP to be issued by the concerned department.
The higher education institutions will be permitted to open only for research scholars and postgraduates in Science and Technology stream requiring laboratory and experimental work.
School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash said the department secretary has been instructed to discuss with all stakeholders and prepare the SOP for opening of schools.