Schools in Odisha to remain closed till Dec 31

Bhubaneswar: All schools in Odisha will remain closed till December 31, informed the School and Mass Education Department on Friday.

“The state government do hereby direct that all schools in the state shall remain closed till December 31, 2020,” said an order of the department.

The state govt clarified that the decision has been taken in view of the experience of a second wave of Covid-19 infection in some states.

However, the government allowed conduct of examinations (academic, competitive and entrance tests), evaluation and other administrative activities.

Online and distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged, said the order.

Theaching and non-teaching staff may be called to the schools for online teaching/ tele-counseling and related work, in areas outside the containment zones as per the standard operating procedures.